It’s 13 January 2013. I'm deranged. I have been photographing Roma families since July 2012, mainly in the Bastille district in Paris, where in 1789 the motto of the French Republic, ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’, was pronounced for the first time. In this same neighbourhood lots of small children are going to spend the night again in hidden corners of the city or in view of everybody, in a phone booth or close together with their mother of brothers and sister, on a mattress they found somewhere in the street. It is a social and political scandal that I have repeatedly denounced.
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