This month, the Association Inimaginable* has selected a photograph by Christophe Gallaire, taken from his report on Mayotte, the 101st French department. The photograph will be on view in the streets of Paris from January 28th to February 3rd, 2013.
One picture, One week a month
Christophe Gallaire : Territoire sous haute tension – Mayotte, le 101e département français
Christophe Gallaire: Mayotte, the 101st department of France
Mayotte, the 101st and latest French department (since March 31, 2011) is today the 3rd largest economy in the Indian Ocean, following Reunion and Seychelles. Mayotte’s current population is 212,645 with an estimated annual growth of 6%. The population has tripled since 1985, making it the most densely populated French department after Île-de-France, with 570 inhabitants per square-kilometer. It has also been estimated that half the population is illegal immigrants.
Read the full text of this article on the French version of Le Journal.
Viewing sites :
– 125 rue du fbg du Temple – 75010 Paris
– 45 rue du fbg du Temple – 75010 Paris
– 103 rue de la convention – 75015 Paris
– 162 bis rue Lamarck – 75018 Paris
– 20 rue de Bellegrand / Pelleport – 75020 Paris
*Inimaginable is an association that provides support and financing for photography projects that concern human rights and discrimination. Too many reports today are never published due to lack of funding, and the images are never seen by the public. Inimaginable uses a participatory financing platform (KissKissBankBank) to raise production budgets for such projects. The photograph selected each month will be displayed in a poster campaign in the heart of Paris.
Every month, Le Journal present a preview of the image picked by the selecting committee.