Denis Darzacq - La Chute (The Fall)
From The Guardian today: "The French riots of 2005 inspired the photographer Denis Darzacq to head for the housing estates on the outskirts of the capital. He wanted to capture an entire generation in freefall and with no one to catch them." You can find an accompanying story on Darzacq here and more of his photographs here. Darzacq's work is being exhibited at Galerie Vu, 2 rue Jules Cousin 75004, Paris, until May 5.
Both images © Denis Darzacq/Galerie Vu
I have to say that I think this is very provocative work. How do we understand the ways any society sustains and receives different sorts of groups - in this case youth from relatively disadvantaged immigrant backgrounds? These pictures seem to me to raise pointed questions concerning the meaning of solidarity in the rich North Atlantic democracies.