Children of Visa – Perpignan, 2009 – 2023

Children of Visa Perpignan 2009 - 2023
Perpignan is the city that hosts the international photojournalism festival Visa pour l'image. Since 2009, I have another appointment in this city: It houses in its center one of the largest sedentary gypsy communities in Europe, gradually installed from the nineteenth century in the Saint-Jacques district. Neighborhood among the poorest in France, with 80% unemployment. A community lifestyle, clan, patriarchal, assumed as such. We know that we are coming to Saint-Jacques because the houses are unhealthy, and it is nothing to say. Children play in the street, residents take out their chairs to settle in the middle of the road and discuss

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