Xochicalco, Mexico

The Pre-Colombian city of Xochicalco was destroyed in the 9th century. However, descendants of the Mayans still celebrate nowadays ceremonies at the temple of the Feathered Snake. August 2007. La ville précolombienne de Xochicalco a été détruite au IXème siècle. Cependant, les descendants des Mayas célèbrent encore de nos jours des cérémonies au temple du…

Beijing, China

Modernity takes over the city of Beijing. Only the Forbidden City, Mao’s giant portrait and the guard have remained timeless. December 2004. La modernité s’empare de la ville de Pékin. Seuls la Cité Interdite, le portrait géant de Mao et le garde restent hors du temps. Décembre 2004.

Veneta, Oregon

When I took this picture at the Oregon country fair in 1989, hippies had been history for quite some time on the West coast. The fair still runs strong today as an outgrowth of counter-culture movements. July 1989. Quand j’ai pris cette photo à « l’Oregon country fair » en 1989, les hippies avaient disparu depuis des…

Bruges, Belgium

The Middle-Age béguinages host communities of pious women, nuns or laywomen, who are self-ruled. The elderly beguines in Bruges are known for their talents as lacemakers. September 1992. Les béguinages médiévaux abritent des communautés de femmes pieuses, à la fois religieuses et laïques, qui vivent en autonomie. Les béguines âgées de Bruges sont connues pour…

Amer Fort, India

Even though the Amer Fort is a big tourist spot near Jaipur, there is still some magic to it. The Fort is featured in many motion pictures and ads. This woman who was selling bottled water to the tourists, had some real elegance. March 2008. Même si le Fort d’Amber est une grosse destination touristique…

Ganvie, Benin

Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, lying in Lake Nokoue, near Cotonou. Also known as the « Venice of Africa », it is probably the largest lake village of the continent. At the time I took this picture, the 30,000 inhabitants were mostly making a living of fishing. Tourism is now said to be booming. March…

Donoussa, Greece

Donoussa is an island in the Cyclades with only 120 inhabitants. Most of them live in rude dwellings like this lady who has just hung out her laundry. September 1991. Donoussa est une île des Cyclades qui ne compte que 120 habitants. La plupart vivent dans des habitations  rudimentaires comme cette dame qui vient d’étendre…