Nous Toutes

On the 24th of November, between 12 000 and 30 000 demonstrators attended the march against gender-based and sexual violence organised by Nous Toutes in Paris.

Marching band in front of the Opera Garnier at the beginning of the Nous Toutes march.

Marching band in front of the Opera Garnier at the beginning of the Nous Toutes march.

Militant from  Les Masques Blancs  association carrying a sing saying “A woman is never responsible for the violence she is subjected to. NEVER” and an other one with “enough of rape” written on it.

Militant from Les Masques Blancs association carrying a sing saying “A woman is never responsible for the violence she is subjected to. NEVER” and an other one with “enough of rape” written on it.

A cross-dresser standing in front of the march as volunteers in charge of security clear the path.

A cross-dresser standing in front of the march as volunteers in charge of security clear the path.

Women holding a banner saying “I am not your panther nor your hoe”.

Women holding a banner saying “I am not your panther nor your hoe”.

A person holding a sign from the french association  Act Up Paris  fighting against HIV, “penalized clients = infected whores”.

A person holding a sign from the french association Act Up Paris fighting against HIV, “penalized clients = infected whores”.

Young woman holding a saying saying “The planet, my pussy, let’s protect wetlands”.

Young woman holding a saying saying “The planet, my pussy, let’s protect wetlands”.

A demonstrator holding a “enough of rape” sign.

A demonstrator holding a “enough of rape” sign.

“This body is mine! Do not touch me! Do not rape me!”

“This body is mine! Do not touch me! Do not rape me!”

The Nous Toutes march walking past the Théâtre de la Porte St Martin

The Nous Toutes march walking past the Théâtre de la Porte St Martin

The crowd passing next to the Porte Saint Martin

The crowd passing next to the Porte Saint Martin

People of all ages marching against gender-based and sexual violence.

People of all ages marching against gender-based and sexual violence.

Young boy holding a sing with Simone de Beauvoir’s famous quote “One is not born a woman, one becomes one”.

Young boy holding a sing with Simone de Beauvoir’s famous quote “One is not born a woman, one becomes one”.

Militants from the  Kurdish women’s movement in France  holding a banner saying “the violence represent the despair of fascism; self defense is legitimate”

Militants from the Kurdish women’s movement in France holding a banner saying “the violence represent the despair of fascism; self defense is legitimate”

Tampon filled with fake blood alongside sings left on the ground at then end of the the march.

Tampon filled with fake blood alongside sings left on the ground at then end of the the march.

Youth Protest In Nantes

Over 1500 students rallied in Nantes, on the 5th of April, against the controversial El Khomri labor law project which aim at revitalize the job market by softening the job termination rules and many other laws protecting workers. Numerous banks and public proprieties have been damaged during the protest. Over a dozen persons got arrested by Police forces during the event.

Young woman taking pictures with her cellphone of protesters engaging the rally away from tear gas fired at them by Police forces.

Young woman taking pictures with her cellphone of protesters engaging the rally away from tear gas fired at them by Police forces.

Middle-aged protesters walking alongside masked teenagers.

Middle-aged protesters walking alongside masked teenagers.

Two women looking from a store window  at the protesters climbing stairs in the city center of Nantes.

Two women looking from a store window  at the protesters climbing stairs in the city center of Nantes.

"Opinion cannot be our only compass" El Khomri Rebellion is our only compass

"Opinion cannot be our only compass" El Khomri
Rebellion is our only compass

Masked protesters standing in front of the rally.

Masked protesters standing in front of the rally.

Protersters walking past a vandalized bus.

Protersters walking past a vandalized bus.

People looking at the protest walk through the city.

People looking at the protest walk through the city.

A youg child and a teenager looking at protesters clashing with the Police.

A youg child and a teenager looking at protesters clashing with the Police.

Tear gas fired by the Police to repel the protesters away from the railway.

Tear gas fired by the Police to repel the protesters away from the railway.

Protesters teasing the Police from a bridge located above the railway.

Protesters teasing the Police from a bridge located above the railway.

Teenager running away from tear gas with a stuffed Stitch under her arm.

Teenager running away from tear gas with a stuffed Stitch under her arm.

A cyclist protecting himself and ridding away from tear gas.

A cyclist protecting himself and ridding away from tear gas.

Protesters running away from tear gas in front of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.

Protesters running away from tear gas in front of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.

Cops from the BRI unit.

Cops from the BRI unit.

Police officer taking the identity of a protester shortly after arresting him.

People assessing the damages made by rioters against a bank and insurance agency from the Crédit Agricole.

People assessing the damages made by rioters against a bank and insurance agency from the Crédit Agricole.

A man looking at his map in the center of Nantes as the city regain it's calm.

A man looking at his map in the center of Nantes as the city regain it's calm.

Music Archive Part I : Nantes

First part series of pictures about musicians across the different city I passed though during the last three years. The following set of pictures has been taken in western France inside the city Nantes and smaller towns surrounding it.

Accordionist at the Festi'folies in September 2011.

Accordionist at the Festi'folies in September 2011.

Ledneuff at the end of March 2012.

Ledneuff at the end of March 2012.

Ledneuff  performing at the 3rd edition of 'A l'assult du son" in Saint-Aigan-de-Grand-Lieu, March 2012.

Ledneuff performing at the 3rd edition of 'A l'assult du son" in Saint-Aigan-de-Grand-Lieu, March 2012.

Violinist playing as  she read her partition, March 2013.

Violinist playing as  she read her partition, March 2013.

Mountain Men on stage in September 2013.

Mountain Men on stage in September 2013.

Double bass player at  Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre in 2013.

Double bass player at Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre in 2013.

Pierre playing with a young woman Place Royal in Nantes, August 2011.

Pierre playing with a young woman Place Royal in Nantes, August 2011.