The Caribbean, winter 2016, a crossroads of cruises.
One ship is noticeable, with its rainbow flag: welcome onboard the “Love Boat” reserved for women.
Tskaltubo, a small town in western Georgia, reached fame thanks to its sanatoria. Nowadays, these gigantic jewels of soviet neo-classic architecture are falling to ruins… but they are still inhabited.
Far away from their families, patrolling night and day and sleeping in camps with basic comfort, these women fight to preserve this invaluable natural heritage, and to encourage the next generations to take care of it.
They are the “Black Mambas”: the first all-female anti-poaching unit in South Africa. [dec. 2018]
Forget about Mardi Gras, the tourists and weeks of festivities. Forget about the Jazz Festival and the price of the tickets. On sunday in New Orleans, it’s the Second Lines you need to follow.
In Sweden, 40% of the priests are women, and they will soon be a majority.
Meet the religious women of modern times, a revolution in the Lutheran Church. [sept. 2017]
In the conflict ridden valley of Kashmir, they’re called the half-widows. For many years, their husband have disappeared, sometimes without leaving a trace, sometimes arrested without any proof by the Indian army… [dec. 2010]
It’s the last day of the Games and, carried by its enthusiastic supporters, the Kyrgyz Kok Boru team is beating the Kazakh team. This game of the Central Asian kind of polo, where players fight for a goat carcass, is the crown of the Nomad Games, the most spectacular of the twenty three competitions held in six days. [sept. 2016]
I met those of the 5th Sotnia in an hostel overlooking Maidan Square, in january 2014. I followed them until the destitution of president Yanukovitch, in february of the same year. [jan-feb 2014]
Angola, the largest prison in the US, was notorious: a former slave plantation, it was long the most violent prison in the country. Yet for half a century, thousands of visitors enter the gates of the penitentiary to attend the “Wildest Rodeo in the South”. [april 2015]