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.
Migrants' camp of the Basroch, in Grande Synthe, is considered as the worst refugee camp in France today. Situated in about forty kilometers from Calais, this camp counts more than 2500 migrants, essentially Kurdish of Iraq, among which 230 children and about ten babies. The sanitary conditions of this camp are dreadful : for only infrastructures, two water sources and 32 toilets.
A new site is in the course of development by MSF to offer to the refugees of Grande Synthe condition more deserving and more human to spend winter.
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.
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.
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.