lE paradis c'est ici

I was three days in Charleroi to photograph the city: I wanted to make a book about gentrification and degentrification, addressing the contemporary urban crisis and explore links between overspill and void, capital and forgotten knowledge. But when I visited the city, I was so overwhelmed, I decide to devote this project to the city itself. 

Architecture is shaped by human emotions and desires, but then forms a new setting for other developments. The connection that seems to exist between the living and the lifeless evokes the necessity of photography within me: it is always incomplete, or only complete because of the lives around it.

March 2019 / October 2019