TransAct 2 – Linguistic Fields

Linguistic Fields 22

"Demonstrations by the Maison des Ensembles group of immigrants who are denied proper legal recognition began in 1999. Since then, every Thursday and Saturday from 17.00 to 19.00, they march around the fountain of the Place du Châtelet, with a banner calling for legal status for all immigrants in their position. I heard about this demonstration only recently. The first photo is dated 8 September 2001. It is the starting point of a series that I plan to continue over a year, taking one photograph at each demo. Paradoxically, the best thing would be for this series to be cut short, since the end of the demonstration could be taken to signify definitive legal status. As of 20 April 2002, the series comprises 25 photographs."

(Bruno Serralongue)