Another Saturday in Paris streets

A Slut Walk, a Rom Pride, filmmaker Tony Gatlif trouble with the french police and the « Nuit Blanche » here is an unexpected day shooting photos all over the city.

Last Saturday, I went to the Panthéon in Paris to cover the first Slut Walk in Paris. They are fighting against cliché about sexism and rape victim. Unfortunately, after a misunderstanding in the timing I arrived to late, and just got this picture of Gaëlle Hym, the instigator of the walk in Paris…

Gaëlle Hym for the Slut Walk

Gaëlle Hym for the Slut Walk (on the right)

But, in Paris you can always be surprised, and this same afternoon was standing the first European Rom Pride, also in front of the Pantheon. Demonstrators where protesting against Tzigane treatment in all Europe.

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Dominique Sopo, president of SOS Racisme at the Rom Pride

Dominique Sopo, president of SOS Racisme at the Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Paris Rom Pride

Film director Tony Gatlif at Paris Rom Pride

Film director Tony Gatlif at Paris Rom Pride

Film director Tony Gatlif at Paris Rom Pride

Film director Tony Gatlif at Paris Rom Pride

 

As I was riding back to home, I found a huge concentration of « Gendarme mobile » (the special cops units dedicated to demonstrations) two streets away from the demonstration. As I was shooting picture to illustrate this article, I was ordered to stop shooting and erase my pictures. At my knowledge, there was no reason to do so and I refused. After threatening to send me to police station for about 10 minutes, they finally let me go away… with my pics.
If anybody know the legislation, I would be glad to have some more detailed informations about this kind of pictures. Anyway here is the pic (yep, the picture itself sucks, but after this, I had to publish it), with a small transformation, in order to avoid trouble :)

Gendarme mobile at Paris Rom Pride

Gendarme mobile at Paris Rom Pride

And finally the day ended with a cultural event, the « Nuit Blanche« . All night long a huge crowd had access to artistic installation all over the city… There was in fact way to much people to visit and shoot the installations, but it was a nice way to meet and talk with people in the streets of Paris and take pictures.

Yvette at the "Nuit Blanche"

Yvette at the "Nuit Blanche"

The classical kiss picture on a Paris Bridge

The classical kiss picture on a Paris Bridge

Brass band in front of Notre Dame for the "Nuit Blanche"

Brass band in front of Notre Dame for the "Nuit Blanche"

Out of the subway for the "Nuit Blanche"

Out of the subway for the "Nuit Blanche"

Centre Pompidou at night

Centre Pompidou at night

A guy in or out a bar, next to the Place des Vosges

A guy in or out a bar, next to the Place des Vosges

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4 Responses to Another Saturday in Paris streets

  1. Silveric says:

    Cool, t’as réussi a bien shooter Yvette !
    Pour l’escalator faudra qu’on retente !
    Y’en a des classes à Strasbourg (entre la gare et le tram) je vais essayer tiens.

  2. daidix says:

    Haha oui, ça passais Yvette !(C’était bien Yvette hein ?)

  3. Simon says:

    Elles sont vraiment cool ces photos!

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