Photographer's Note

In the best of worlds...

Citizens would be first and foremost considered as sources of value and proficiency, far from any economic pseudo hypocrisy which reduces them to inactivity when they are less than 25 (too young, lack of experience!) or more than 45 (too old, with too much experience!).

Children would represent the future and independence, instead of being watched upon as potential delinquants as soon as they reach kindergarten classes, or cherished like tractable consumers, ready to yield to the song of the publicity and marketing sirens.

Politicians would feel concerned by answering to the needs and worries of the people who granted them representative responsabilities, disdaining their selfish interests and their craving for power, especially when the start of the presidential rat race is getting nearer every day.

Journalists would endeavour to investigate, check what they are told or find out, and to put information in perspective, instead of feeling happy to have become mere tams-tams banging day and night, like sound boxes unable to make any difference between resonance and reasoning.

Society issues would address the valorization of diversity for one common and shared goal, instead of dramatizing personal recesses and worries towards people with a different background, coming from a different country, brought up with different values, praying a different god: providing education for all and calling to everybody's intelligence would prove more rewarding than building more and more jails or sending the police to subdue potential troublemakers while refusing to acknowledge the failings.

But in this world, our world, stuffed with imperfections and inconsistencies, illusions and inadequacies, doesn't the main concern in many people's minds limit itself to a single and simple question: will the French football team be ready for the World Cup?

A subway train rushes in the métro station. The sudden gust of air ruffles the pages of the newspaper. Sentences are thrown away. Words vanish.
But what happens to the ideas, then?

PS L'Equipe (the Team) is a daily sports newspaper in France. The only one, if I'm not mistaken... Merci, Sylvie. ;-)

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

Henry David Thoreau

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Additional Photos by Dominique Monrocq (dom_inik_m) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 131 N: 469] (1717)
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