In the Red Sea, the Oman Gulf and the Arabian Sea, about twenty floating armouries provide tankers and other big commercial vessels with private guards and weapons to ensure their safety and prevent pirates’ attacks.
Former troops coming from all over the world, now working as safety contractors, are brought to these platforms in the open seas where they wait for a few days or weeks prior to be sent on the boat they will escort.
After the series of attacks which struck the capital on Friday, November 13th, 2015, making 129 deaths and 352 wounded persons, the Parisians collect take themselves on the places which were touched : the Bataclan, the street of Charonne and return, as after January 7th, 2015, on the square of the Republic.
Florence Levillain followed Santa Claus all year round, from the Parisian suburb to Cambodia, between winter blues and well deserved holidays, household chores and distribution of presents.
When the climate is disordered, crocodiles go back towards the polar circle, the polar bears roast in deserts, and oranges make anything. From Morocco to Sweden, from Iceland to the Arab emirates, the photographer Raphaël Helle and the actress Caroline Amoros alias Miss O'Range question under the shape of an ironic and unpredictable photographic, poetic fable, a climatic disorder bound to the irrational behavior of the human beings.
Rencontres d'Arles, Night of the year, carte Blanche to Signatures.
Seven thousand years ago, human beings cut and raised stones in Western Europe. These stones, venerated as sacred objects, are particularly numerous in Ile-de-France and constitute the first trace of our civilisation’s architecture. By photographing them, Alain Cornu sought to highlight these messengers from the past, recovering their sacred nature and emphasising how their being unites humanity, nature and time.