They are an ideal couple, American-style. David Siegel is a promoter who made a fortune and his wife Jackie is a former beauty queen. In the 2000s, they launched a construction site of pharaonic proportions : the largest mansion in the United States. But all of a sudden, everything ground to a halt.
In order to escape from the everyday, Scott Ostrom signed up in 2003. He spent four years in the Marine Corps and participated in the terrible battles in Iraq. Upon his return, the former soldier was left alone with the pain of his memories. Guilt eats away at him and his demons give him no respite.
Brockton had long been a forward-thinking destination. It was the former international capital of shoemaking and also produced two boxing champions for the United States. Its hour of glory has passed, the East Coast city is headed downhill and its population has changed. A child of the area tells us about this metamorphosis.
For the past twenty years, he’s been fighting on all fronts. Russian photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev, 49, has his own idiosyncratic way of covering wars. In order to stay true to current events without being only in the moment, he moves to the country and blends in with daily life. The war in Iraq is his own story, he says. He spent 7 years there. In 2011, he covered five revolutions.
Burma is the land of monasteries. In the second largest city in the country, four thousand students study at Masoe Yein, one of the most reputed Buddhist universities. Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone stayed there. A former student, U Indacara, a monk in exile in New York, comments on their images.
In a fjord offshore from Oslo, the Norwegian capital, a little island has been transformed into a detention centre. Bastoy, the first “ecological and humanist prison in the world”, has no boundaries or bars. Intrigued by life on the prison-island, Espen Eichhöfer relates the daily life of the inmates.
Giant freighters finish their course on the beaches of Bangladesh. For a few dozen euros per month, men from the four corners of the country strip these colossal vessels with their bare hands. Julien Pannetier and Bruno Valentin managed to slip into the shipyards of Dacca, the capital, then Chittagong, the country’s largest port.
Seven years after making a film on ship dismantlers, Shaheen Dill Riaz returns to the site. A friend who has since become a foreman passes him off as a potential buyer of generators. The Bangladeshi filmmaker enters the shipyards incognito, where the boats run aground.
The great Chinese cities shine with a thousand lights and the young people flock there from all over the country. The future belongs to them, dreams are within reach, but success is uncertain. Elisa Haberer followed the fate of three young women aged 23, for one year.
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N°13 - PRINTEMPS 2017
Enquête LE BUSINESS DE LA FOURRURE
Photobiographie ERDOGAN LE SULTAN
Portfolio L’APPEL DE LA VOLGA