• Paris

    “Rising tension” is a story made of the association of multiple photographs taking in situations showing the social tension rising in France, especially before the presidential elections. From the high score of the far-right movement, to police blunders, demonstrations, protests and clashes, this series is documenting the deep uneasiness that is emerging in France.

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    1: Paris, October 16, 2016. “Protest for All” against gay marriage, MAP (medically assisted procreation), and adoption of children for homosexual couples. Dozens of thousands of demonstrators gathered at the porte Dauphine and marched until reaching the Trocadéro.

    2: Paris, november 5 2016. Hundred of people have walked in the streets of Paris to claim justice regarding the death of Adama Traoré., who died after his interpellation by french police during the custody in Beaumont-sur-Oise. The family’s ght for justice has made Adama one of France’s most high-pro le cases of alleged police brutality.

    3: Paris, October 10th, 2016. A migrant in the middle of a demonstration against police violence is preparing to undergo an identity check. Most of the migrants in Paris don’t have papers and are living in the streets.

    4: Place of the Trocadero, Paris, 5th March 2017. Gathering in support of François Fillon in the Trocadero, as the french presidential candidate faces formal investigation over claims he paid family members for fake parliamentary jobs . 50,000 people were present according to the Police Prefecture.

    5: Demonstrators clash with police on the annual May Day worker’s march on May 1, 2017 in Paris, France. Part of the rally was a mobilisation against Marine Le Pen and the Far right movement. Police dealt with violent scenes in central Paris during the rally. Tear Gaz, motolov cocktails, ash ball,have been used.

    6: Bobigny, february 11, 2017. Theo, a 22-year-old man has been forced to the ground, beaten, and raped by the truncheon of police o cers in Aulnay-sous-Bois. Clashes and protests spread in Paris suburbs immediately .Tear gas has been massively used by police force to disperse the hooligans.

    7: A gathering took place next to the courthouse of Bobigny to claim justice for Theo, a 22-years-old boy arrested with violence in Aulnay-sous-bois. The police presence was important. Bobigny, february 11, 2017. Hooligans have destroyed buildings and set re to a radio car.

    8: A protestor into a cloud of tear gas. Bobigny, february 11, 2017.

    9: Paris, october 19th 2016. Police o cers converged together by night for the fourth time so as to protest against their work conditions and to support their colleagues injured during a molotov cocktail attack in Viry Châtillon, two weeks before.

    10: Portrait of French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen at the Parc des Expositions in Villepinte near Paris. May 1st, 2017.

    11: Supporters during the meeting of french Presidential Election candidate Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National (FN), on April 17, 2017.

    12: Supporters during the meeting of french Presidential Election candidate Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National (FN), at the Zenitht in Paris, on April 17, 2017. 13: Barbès, Paris, 15 February 2017. Gathering to protest against police violence. A hairdresser is looking at the protest through the blind of her shop.

    14: After one hour of demonstration, screams, explosions and crowd movement have occured. Bobigny, february 11, 2017.

    15: French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon during a rally at Porte de Versailles in Paris, on April 9, 2017.

    16: Four cars have been destroyed and burned by the hooligans. Bobigny, february 11, 2017.