More Than Ever Ninety Three / Alain Willaume & Bertrand Meunier

A several year walkabout through the Seine-Saint-Denis region meets scenes of mediation with the inhabitants of the encountered communes. A new look, free of any idealism or stigmatism, flirting with poetry, on these often-fantasized regions where are played out some of democracy’s most important questions.

Since 2013, a two-voice project has been carried on by Alain Willaume and Bertrand Meunier. Its subject: the French department of Seine-Saint-Denis, also known as ‘93’, the postal code of this northeast suburb of Paris. Walking relentlessly all over that vast district (236 km2), they have at length followed the same streets, collecting voices, signs and silhouettes and staying away from the clichés that usually define those disadvantaged neighborhoods. Little by little, each one with his specific voice, they worked at finding a common way to tackle the stigmatized territory.
This project will continue untill November 2017.

Supported by Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis, La Capsule (Le Bourget) , and cities of Blanc-Mesnil, Pierrefitte, Drancy, and les Lilas.

Exhibition as part of Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris 2017

Centre culturel André Malraux – La Capsule
March 30 – June 3, 2017
10 Avenue Francis de Pressensé, Le Bourget (France)