Flore-Aël Surun
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  • Born in 1975 in Neuilly sur Seine (France)


    Flore-Aël Surun studied photography in Paris, after which she went to Romania and spent a year totally immersed in the daily life of kids living on the streets of Bucharest. This documentary, entitled “Sur-vie sous” (Survival Under) was awarded the Special Jury Prize of the Angers Festival of Scoop and Journalism in 1999. In 2001, commissioned by the Joop Start Masterclass, she made the documentary “FTM-MTF”, a series of portraits of women who have become men, which questions the notion of identity with subtlety and reserve.
    The following year, “Corps à corp” (Body to Body) plunges us into the heart of the anti-G8 demonstrations in Annemasse, in which animated bodies are fully engaged in direct action as people shout clear and loud how they envisage the protection of their paradise.
    Since 2002, she has begun a series of documentaries on world peace which have led her to join a Buddhist march in the Negev Desert, hideouts in Canada for young American deserters and among other places, a village in which the three great religions coexist.
    “Les bisous” (Kisses), the chronicle of a love story of her own, has left its mark on all her other photographic stories.