Edfu, Egypt

Edfu is a city on the west bank of the Nile River that is known for its Temple of Horus. On the way to the temple, a man dressed in white suddenly appeared among black-veiled women. This was the obvious picture to take. November 2002. Edfou est une ville sur la rive gauche du Nil,…

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

A pow wow is a gathering of Indian tribes in a common circle of friendship. I was lucky enough to attend the annual Navajo pow wow which is held every year at the end of July in the mountains above Taos Pueblo. The main event at the pow wow is a dance competition for women…

Vienna, Austria

In the years that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, many Eastern Europeans were coming to Vienna to sell some family belongings. You could find them on the Wienzeile, close to Karlsplatz on Sunday mornings. October 1993. Dans les années qui ont suivi la chute du Mur de Berlin, de nombreux Européens de l’Est…

Marne-la-Vallée, France

On April 11, 1992, the Euro Disneyland theme park (today known as Disneyland Paris) opened its gates for a huge private party, before opening to the public the next day. Many international stars were supposed to be invited. But those who came were mostly TV stars or has beens (Eddy Murphy, Cher, Véronique Jannot, etc.).…

Okene, Nigeria

A Fula woman strolls through the market in Okene. The Fulani are traditionally a nomadic people, herding goats and sheep across a large territory in West Africa. Women have facial tattoos. The tribes are said to become sedentary in recent years. September 1989. Une femme peul se promène dans le marché d’Okene. Les Peuls sont traditionnellement un peuple…

Dresden, Germany

Young musicians play on one of the terraces of the Zwinger palace in Dresden. The Zwinger was destroyed, as most parts of the city, by bombing raids in 1945 but was the first building to be rebuilt in the communist era. Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the buildings were already no…

Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia

These Cambodian people live in floating villages in the Chong Khneas area. At the end of the rainy season, when the water level goes down, fishing is allowed again. Fishermen install floating houses along one half of the lake. The Tonlé Sap lake is linked to the sea via the Tonlé Sap river, which converges with…