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CRIMEAN CRISIS


March 2014 (...) a line of men, carrying shields with the crimean colors, screams "Putin! Putin!" and "Glory for the Berkuts!!", the riot forces who fired against the crowd in Kiev.



 

MAIDAN REVOLUTION: AFTER THE BATTLE


Revolution in Ukraine. work in progress



 

FIGHTERS OF MAIDAN


Portraits of anti-government protestors in Ukraine



 

MAIDAN REVOLUTION. ACT 2. UKRAINE


Demonstration in Kiev. Work in progress



 

MAIDAN REVOLUTION. UKRAINE


Demonstration in Kiev against Ukraine's rejection of the EU agreement.



 

WEAPON SHOW


Just as lingerie or cars, tanks and missiles have their own shows. From Paris to Delhi, these events, known war shows, are little known to the general public but draw in great numbers of professionals from the defence industry.



 

THE NEW AMAZONS 2. Winter.


Femen is a new feminist group. The women use their bodies as a weapon to fight sexual tourism and to educate women to educate women to be more assertive and powerful.



 

THE NEW AMAZONS


Femen, the Ukrainian topless feminist group. It's late night in the Brejnev district in Kiev, meeting at the 29b building. "Call me before, I will get down". She opens the door, she is tall, blond and very pretty. We follow her down a hallway that is dirty like all these buildings.



 

THE NEW CHECHNYA


Today, Chechnya is rebuilding under Kadirov’s iron hand. In less than a year, Grozny, the martyr city has totally changed and looks like a new city.



 

PUTIN GENERATION


In Russia, more and more people join « youth organizations », with friendly slogans and huge fairs. But under the so called spontaneity, everything seems to bear the mark of the Kremlin master. Two pro-Putin organizations share the “market” of the militants : NACHI (meaning ours) and The Young Guard. These parties organize huge meetings [...]



 

UKRAINE’S COSSACKS


"We the Cossacks exist since the beginning of times, we are a free people and we have always been fighting for our freedom against the Ottoman Empire, against the Polish, then against the Russians. The communist regime used to oppress us, but since 1991, we get out of the shadow."



 

LA MONTANA


La Montaña is home to 80% of the Guerrero indigenous people. They are marginalized and poor, and have scant access to basic services like education and healthcare. Military and paramilitary servicemen and narcos take the population hostage.



 

CRIMEA


After the conflict in Georgia and Ossetia, Crimea holds its breath. Territory along the Black Sea, depending on Ukraine, Crimea is predominantly Russian, and would like to return to the bosom of Russia proclaiming its autonomy.



 

THE NEW SLAVES


Slavery in France was abolished in 1848. Yet it has not disappeared. 334 cases of slavery were reported in 2007 by the CCEM (Commitee Against Modern Slavery). Poverty,discrimination and social exclusion feed all forms of modern slavery. The most frequent form concerns domestic slavery.



 

IRAN TWITTER REVOLUTION


In May 2009 I traveled to Iran for the magazine Elle, a few days before the presidential elections. Apart from fatigue of the population facing the policy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, nothing foreshadowed the events of violence that followed the results. The people we met told us that the opposition to the regime passed by the exchange of funny stories...



 

RUSSIA: THE SLAVIC UNION


He gives you an appointment in the North of St Petersburg, on a dark square, facing an abandoned movie theatre, a place where one usually doesn’t like to linger. He is blond, short hair, tall and bony. He wears a black coat. Dimitri Mikhaïlov looks like a calm and ordinary boy from St Petersburg, the former city of the tsars. He is the regional leader of the...