WHITE HELMET CHAIN of hope and solidarity




"YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!"

dreaming for the children of Syria with a white helmet





portraits of people in Europe


making a "White Helmet chain"


of hope, dream and solidarity






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Laetitia Rodrigues
"I am full of love, I am for peace and freedom. Don't give up, the most important is liberty"

(Portrait in an authentic Parisian bar of the 80's, Bastille district, June 2nd 2017)




Godefroy Segal
"I am like my birth, I am a child. Hold on tight and help us change the world."

(Godefroy Segal is Author and theater director, portrait next to Paris, Aprl 16th 2017)




Ahmad Mansore
"I am from a civilian family. I studied Arabic language at the university in Damascus.
When the war started, there were needs in the paramedical sector and we were a group to want to serve to serve the Syrian population. I joined the Syrian Civil Defense organisation at the real beginning. I am now a paramedic in the Syrian Civil Defense. I am from the familly of men: we only want our freedom and to live in peace"

(Portrait made in Mzérib, Dar'A, selected by Ahmad, composition final image June 20th 2017 )




Catherine, Hélène & Angel
"We are humanists, supportive, attentive to others. Do not give up, have much courage."

(Catherine, Hélène and Angels were in hollidays in Normandy, next to Amfreville's locks, portrait in a tipycal restaurant, April 8th 2017)



Ali Kaykuni
"I am Ali from Syria. We wish you to support us against the injustice we are living by the regime of Bachar el-Assad"

(Portrait made in front of the city of Jirs Al-Shughour, Idlib, few days ago from today June 17th 2017 )




توفيق أبو حمزة
"I am a man who loves human work. We are bombed and we die every day.  We want to get rid of Daesh and any form of terrorism. We want to live in peace and love"

(Portrait made for the series "You are not forgotten" in a small village in Idlib country side, June 17th 2017 )




Hamid Kutini
"I am a Syria Civil Defense volunter, I'm a White Helmet. Be with us, save the rest."

(Portrait especially made for the series "You are not forgotten" in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, June 16th 2017  )



Mustafa
"Even though I am sometimes in imbalance, I am a citizen who has his feet on the ground. What is the difference between anger and rabies? The rage calms the anger, the hugs and the tenderness calm the rage. You are rescue warriors."

(Mustafa is a streets traveler, met in Saint-Lazare Paris rail station, April 7th 2017)



Shaima Bouaoun
"I am a fragile person who often over-trust others, I can only count on myself. Have strength and think of the person you love."

(Shaiman is a traveler, met in Saint-Lazare Paris rail station, April 7th 2017)




Michel Dreux
"I am an easy person who loves nature and life. I wish you all the happiness you deserve. I wish that you can get out of what you live, that you will be happy returning to what you have known before."

(Michel Dreux is a runner, participating in Paris 2017 International Marathon, Portrait during the running exibition, April 7th 2017)



David Le Clei
"I am a human person and listening. We will not let you down."

(David Le Clei is a runner, participating in Paris 2017 International Marathon, Portrait during the running exibition, April 7th 2017)




David Karcz
"I am a human person: I would like to make you happy"

(David Karrcz is a Polish runner, he works for a Polisk Shoes footwear Company, Portrait during the Running exibition before Internatinal Paris Marathon, April 7th 2017)



Marc Trevedic
"I am someone who believes that things can be improved. There will be better days for you"

(Marc Trevedic is a French magistrate, Anti-terrorist pole Judge and writer. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Axel Kahn
"I am above all an humanist. We only can hope with the children of Syria."

(Axel Kahn is a french scientist, geneticist and essayist. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Laurent Gaudé
"I am a writer. You are not alone, your injuries also make us bleed."

(Laurent Gaudé is a french writer and novelist, Gongourt Prize Awarded in 2004. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Kader Ladaci
"I am a Parisian, born in Metnez in Morocco, arrived in Paris in 1972, when I was 22 years old. Be confident, do not lose it. Don't give up."

(Kader Ladaci created in 1984 a tipical parisian Café-bar next to Bastille place. Portrait in it, Bastille district, June 2nd 2017)




Chafik Mehani 
"I am a father, I live with my children who are 17, 20 and 22 years old. I have always worked for social and humanitarian field in Africa. I send you a message of peace and brotherhood. I would like to do more for you but I can not.
So, I send you a smile."

(Portrait in an authentic Parisian bar of the 80's, Bastille district, June 2nd 2017)




Marine Mailfort & Jonathan Peix
"We are humans: we wish you peace and love."

(Portrait in Bir-Hakeim metro station in Paris, in front of Thomas Hoepker "brooklin NY - september 11 2011 / MAGNUM agency 70 years old exibition, May 26th 2017)




Michel Onfray
"I'm a libertarian. Courage and thank you."

(Michel Onfray is a philosopher and essayist. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Ali Bennakhlouf

"Congratulations for your work"

(Ali Bennakhlouf is teacher in Est Paris University and writer . Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Emmanuel Lascoux

"I am a member of the human species, a marvelous and dangerous species. I am wholeheartedly with you (love) and of all spirit (freedom, reason, secularism)"

(Emmanuel Lascoux is hellenist, latinist, reciter and pianist. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)



Marie-Christine Moumadah

"I am a teacher, mother of three children. I write for those who suffer injustice, to support them in their struggle. You are not forgotten, Keep hope."

(Marie-Christine Moumadah is teacher and writer . Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)





Daniel Mesguich

"I am an artist who walks in the desert too: don't give up."

(Daniel Mesguich is a french Theater director and drama teacher. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Emmanuel Kerkourc'h

"I am a tollerant traveler: don't give up!"

(Emmanuel Kerkourc'h is Pulp manufacturer. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Jean-Louis Etienne

"Persevere. We can all invent our life"

(Jean-Louis Etienne is doctor, explorer of the two polar regions, North Pole and South Pole. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)




Pauline Rey

"I am a young woman who studies Creation in literature. I don't forget you."

( Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017 )




Guy Goffette

"I am a man like you. I wish you the best: life."

(Guy Goffette is a belgian writer and poet: he received the "2010 poetry Goncourt Price". Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Claude Sarraute

"I'm an old woman, I think of you."

(Claude Sarraute is  writer and French journalist., portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Gérard Dalmon

"I am someone. Have courage"

(Gérard Dalmon is printer and lithographer, portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Marine Weyn

"I am a very empathic person who always tries to help others as I can. We must not forget the suffering out of France. We're too cold about what is happening in your country"

(Marie Weyn is student in cinematography, portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Daniel Pennac

"Come with me, we'll try to get out. Many of us are waiting for you"

(Daniel Pennac is a french writer, portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )





Justine Cantone

"I'm happy to live. What you do is splendid and brave. We will not forget you."

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Augustin Ruggieri

"I am 18 years old, I am a student. It is also as a human being that we are concerned with what is happening to you. One must remember by thinking."

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )



Albane Salleron

"I am a painter and mother of many children. I love you, I support you and I admire you."

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )



Marie-Laure Moinet

"I am a woman in love with life. I hope that you can get out of the war as soon as possible and that your unit will allow Syria to relive."

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Tahar Ben Jelloun

"I am a worried and angry man, horrified by injustice. Let this war cease as soon as possible."

(Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan writer, poet and painter. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Jean-Jacques Sempé

"Thank you"

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Quitterie de la Teyssonnière

"I am a student, passionate about drawing. But I'm afraid of reality. So, I need to draw to live: drawing is my oxygen. I do not know you, I feel stupid because of my helplessness. I think it is useless to attempt to put words on what one can not imagine: but I pray for you."

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




MM Zineddine

"I am Arab and Muslim. This war must stop, we must save people there"

(Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )





Bernard Werber

"I'm just a human being. What does not kill you makes you stronger."

(Bernard Werber is book writer. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017 )




Elies
(portrait in Paris, Paris, March 11th 2017 )




Leila Heddadj

"I am not much and I can not change anything but I am with you. We can not change the story but it is not necessary to always reproduce it. So I am here to wear this helmet of reason and humanity against barbarism, against this reiteration of the ignoble history. We do not forget, we love you."

(Leila Heddadj works with international organizations to send humanitarian aid to Syria . Portrait in a private garden, March 9th 2017 )





Enki Bilal

"The role of the Artist is to look ahead: hold firm!"

(Enki Bilal is director, drawer and comic book writer. Portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017 )




Pepper the young robot

(portrait in Europropre International Exhibition, Paris, March 29th 2017 )




The young girl sending a kiss for you 
(the helmet of Idlib Team White helmets and poster for Acclimatation garden in Paris, Saint-Lazare Metro Station, April 7th 2017)





Miloud Khayrane

"I am a human being. We must not forget you, not only in Syria but everywhere else."

(Miloud Khayran is bus Driver, portrait in his bus, on a station in the middle of Fields, March 26th 2017 )




Anne Sinclair

"I am a woman, I am a Journalist: know how much I think of you."

(portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




Ingrid and Léopold

"We are young people who love to live: hope, a day the war will stop."

(Ingrid and Léopold are Students: portrait in Paris, March 31st 2017, Galerie Ygrec, Les Grands Voisins)




Zineb

"I am a passionate, caring and sensitive young Woman. We are thinking about you. We hope that the World will open their eyes to your problems, that it will not be selfish."

(Zineb is Student: portrait in Paris, March 31st 2017 in front of the Wall named "If I would be President")




Manon

"I am a joyful young woman: I am a humanist person, I think a lot about what is happening in the world. You think you are forgotten but some of us think very much about you even if we feel helpless about what is happening in your home."

(Manon is Student: portrait in Paris, March 31st 2017 in front of the Wall named "If I would be President")




Carla

"I am a solar person. I love life, what I do and people around me. You are not alone, even if you believe it: we love you."

(Carla is Student: portrait in Paris, March 31st 2017  in front of the Wall named "If I would be President")




Clara, Eléonore and Marie

"We are young women with a future. Have a lot of courage, we will not forget you!"

(Clara, Eléonore and Marie are Students: portrait in Paris, March 31st 2017,  in front of the Wall named "If I would be President")




Fatou Diome

"I am a citizen without border, a free human being. Our freedom is incomplete as long as it is forbidden or inaccessible to our brothers from elsewhere. "

(Fatou Diome is a Franco-Senegalese writer: portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )




François Morel

"I am a man of the world. A picture is derisory but indifference is criminal."

(François Morel is a French Actor, Screenwriter and Singer
: portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 25th 2017 )



Pascal Coulon

"I am a musician. I do not know what to say. War is everywhere. My great fathers fought at the Battle of Verdun during the First World War: they were both wounded. We forgot it. What more can be said?"

(Pascal is Harpist: he usually plays downstairs, into the metrostations: portrait in Paris, Montparnasse station, March 26th 2017) 




Philippe Torreton

"I am a human being: hold on tight!"

(Philippe Torreton is a French actor: portrait in Paris, 2017 International Books Exibition / Salon international du livre 2017, March 26th 2017)





Corine and Brigitte

"We are committed and generous women. We love you and we will always be there for you."

(Corine and Brigitte are runners: portrait in Paris, on the docks of the Seine, march 5th 2017 )





Eric Sapin

"I am attentive to meetings because I feel that one exists according to what one meets. The words are not strong enough to express what I feel in front of war in Syria: shame, anger, hate, against a way of dividing the world that dominates us, the greed that guides us. "

(Eric is a boatman in an association working for peace: portrait in Paris,
on the Seine, march 5th 2017 )





Emmanuel Rassat

"I am a walker on the path of life.
To all the peacemakers, to all who suffer violence, I want to deliver a message of hope and perseverance: you are the only ones on the right path. "

(portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )





Jeanne-Hélène Dereparaz

I am a European woman and curious. "I wish so much you could rest, I would like to be able to party with you in Syria."

(portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )





Nadia Le Cossec

I am free to be myself: "I'm with you with all my soul."

(portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )






Armand Hurault

I am a committed person and in love with Arab world.
"You are very brave, you are doing a fantastic job. Saving lives, you are saving humanity."

(portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )





Silvia Omedes


My job is to help chanalyse the light. Trust in life and people and in yourself, never lose hope and never give up. We are many people working for a better world, all going in the same direction, even though we are not visible."


Silvia Omedes is Director of Photographic Social Vision Fundation in Barcelona (portrait in Barcelona, february 21th 2017 )





Aurélie Ruby


I belong to humanity, which is why I try to be a free woman.

"Do not regret your revolution because it has already changed the face of the world."

Aurélie Ruby is actress, author, director (portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )






Raafat Alghanim


I am a man who believes that humanity is going to be in all the world: but today it is not.


"Thank you very much. My cousins, my family, my friends are in Syria: maybe you, the White Helmets, will be my family and my friends, as I know them today. you are the face of Syria."

Raafat Alghanim is a Syrian Journalist (portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )







Fares Helou


I refuse violence and inequality.


"You are our future."

Fares Helou is a Syrian Actor (portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )








Olga Kravets


I think that there are many injustices done to women: I have had
the chance of not living them.


"As Russian, it hurts me to see my government doing in Syria what it did in Chechnya: the bombing on Aleppo is the same as the one on Grozny."

Olga Kravets is a Russian Journalist, Photographer and Director
"(portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )





Racha Abazied

I am a woman who tries to assume my life, as woman working,
as mother and as militant.

"I hope that you will find peace soon, Syria will finally be a free country where justice will 
reign, the world will recognize your struggle for life."

(portrait in Paris, on the Seine, march 4th 2017 )







Marie Agnès Gillot
"I'm a woman listening. Resist!"

Marie Agnès Gillot is a French dancer and choreographer. She is star of "Opera de Paris" ballet.

(portrait in Paris,  Opera Garnier, decembre 21, 2016 )






Carolyn Carlson
"For those I do not know, nor can touch, nor heal, nor offer a hand... My compassion travels to your land, reaches on to you. Perhaps somewhere we will meet, another day... Dusting a brillant sun."

Carolyn Carlson was born in Oakland, California. She is dancer, choreographer, poet and American calligrapher. She is a mythical figure of modern choreographic creation and one of the most important personality for the emergence of the New French dance of the years 1970-1980.

(portrait in Paris,  Novembre 21, 2016 )






Alison E.Bunny & Philippe Girard Dallongeville
"We are friends from a long time ago and we always have been helping each other. We live in the streets but we know that our situation is better than yours. Do not lose hope because it will make the difference "

Alison, Philippe and their dog 3Bunny" are vagabonds
and beggars: they live in the streets of Paris and usually sleep into the subway.

(portrait in Paris,  Novembre 18, 2016 )







Mohammed El Hamzaoui
"I am someone among the others, you must not change for change but you must change the foundations: like that, you can have a better future, for your children and for your land. "

Mohammed is photographer: he won the 2016 photographic award of  Mediterranean Women's Fund Organisation.

(portrait in Paris,  Novembre 18, 2016 )





Nadia Leïla Aïssaoui
"I am a feminist activist, committed to the Syrian cause. - Silence is death, and you, if you speak you die, if you remain silent you die, so speak out and die - (according to Tahar Djaout)"

Algerian by birth, Lebanese by marriage, Nadia is in charge of Grants in Mediterranean Women's Fund Organisation.

(portrait in Paris,  Novembre 18, 2016 )




Louise Mburano
"I am a straightforward woman, I'm a survivor. Have courage, we suffer with you"

Louise is Congolese, from Muhunde Masisi ethnic group. She lived in Goma town, Chief place of North Kivu province.  After the Rwandan exodus in 1993, Louise and her 5 grandchildren were in a refugies camp in Mundende in Rwanda, in 1994.

(portrait in Paris,  Novembre 16, 2016 )




Carles Vinyals Cireva
"I am a carpenter and climber. I only can offer you money and tears."

(portrait in Camarasa Mountain - Catalonia - Spain,  Novembre 2, 2016 )





Jordi Rubio Rocabert
"I am a business man and an adventurer. I belong to the children-men's tribe. Sorry! I tell you that beacause I fell my self as responsable too for what happens in your part of the world"

Jordi is founder and head of "Montana colors", company that makes paint sprays for graffiti artists.

(portrait in Camarasa Mountain - Catalonia - Spain,  Novembre 2, 2016 )




Antonio Rubio Saura
"I have been an hardworking man, an unpretentious and unambitious person: I only have tried to be an adult, good husband and good father. What happens in your country is a "Crime of Lese Humanity": I do not understand how people commits crimes against itself, as it happens in Syria and as it happened here in Spain, during Civil War. I do not understand why democratic governments allow such barbarities."

Antonio Rubio Saura is an exceptional witness of Civil War in Spain: he was 15 years old when it begun in 1936.

(portrait in Sabadell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  Novembre 3, 2016 )





Santiago y Segui Aymami
"We are brothers, companions, friends: life has been formed us. Do not defrase! With our age we see that the world is not so big but it costs a little to understand it. We understand your situation. Participating in this project with the white helmet is our support."

Santiago and Segui are Booksellers: since a couple of years they have been developed a very important old and second hand books section.
(portrait in Sabadell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  Novembre 3, 2016 )




Joan Serra i Renom
"I am a fortunate person because I work in what I want, in a country in peace: I am privileged. I wish for you what we have here."

Joan is a specialist of stained glass: since decades he has been making a lot of art works for ancien heritage and modern architectures.

(portrait in Sabadell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  Novembre 3, 2016 )




Francisco Lopez
"I feel young with 63 years, I am a free man and democrat, I am a citizen of the world. Wishing that war will end soon, with the love that we send you."

(portrait in Sabadell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain, in the open market where Francisco sells antics,  Novembre 1rst, 2016 )




Lua, Manes Kanpion Salas, Inaki Kanpion Gaston & Valentine Rodrigues
"We are a nomadic family. Have a lot of strength"

(portrait in Bruc - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain, in front of Montserrat Mountain,  October 31, 2016 )




Allà, Ahmad, Gehad, Yamen
"We are children from Syria: we are in Catalonia because war i our country. We don't forget you, our house is your house."

Allà, Ahmad, Gehad and Yamen are refugies from Yarmouk district in Damascus, under blocus since 3 years.

(portrait in Martorell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  October 31, 2016 )




Nuria Marques Soto
"I am a person who sacrifices himself to achieve the goals that I propose in my life. Have a lot of strength, I would like to tell you that a day you without smile is a day lost."

Nuria is a catalan swimmer. She won two medals in Rio paralympic games 2016: one gold (400m freestyle-S9) and one silver (100m backstoke - S9)

(portrait in Martorell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  October 31, 2016 )




Jordi y Emma
"We are two people who want to benefit from present because time flows and never turns back. We wish you a lot of strength and love. You really have to believe that there are a lot of people who want to help you. Life will turn back to you what you have done. You have to believe in people: your situation will change."

Jordi is one of the best baker of the town where he lives with Emma and their familly.

(portrait in Sabadell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  October 31, 2016 )




Pepita Mullor and Domingo Segui
"We are normal people, active and happy.
Never lose hope, fight to move forward in your life. Always have hope to improve. "

Pepita is 83 years old, Antonio 82: they have been maried since more than 60 years. Pepita was 3 years old when Spain civil war begun in 1936. Today she remembers very well a sign outside his house: "Into a Spain in transe, we have created The Spain you have been dreamt" (signed by General Franco)...

(portrait in Sabadell - Barcelona - Catalonia - Spain,  October 31, 2016 )





KING William
"I am the King: war is never fortuitus."

I met William in Montparnasse station, with a placard after a treadmill: "give me a hug "
(portrait in Paris October 8, 2016 )



Perrine, Shanti, Fénoua et Charles herve-Gruyer, from the Bec Hellouin farm
"Peace begins with a smile. We suffer with you and for you: you are our sisters and brothers of soul and heart. You must not lose hope, the good always triumphs."

Herve-Gruyer familly members are farmers and are in love with life. They are children of nature and they live in the company of animals. 
(portrait in the vegetable garden of Bec Hellouin farm, Normandy, France, October 8, 2016 )




Rania & Mehdi
"We are now wife and husband. We are going to build a futur: it is what we wish to Syria and syrian people. "

Rania and  Mehdi was just maried when I met them in a public Park, posing for photographies of the "most beautifull day of their life"
(portrait in Evreux, October 8, 2016 )




Jordan (Troubadour) & Sandrine (Zazoo)
"Formost we are human. Even it is difficult for you to believe, there are many people here who think of you and who try to help you."

Jordan and sandrine are two followers of the punk culture 
(portrait in Evreux, October 8, 2016 )




Catherine Deneuve
"Please tell them how much I think of them"

Catherine Deneuve is a french actress, icon of modern French film heritage
(portrait in Paris, October 5, 2016 )




Monique Mariette et Blanche
"I am a friend. Life is here "

Monique is athletics coach in SQY-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines club in Paris
(portrait in Nautic Base, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, October 9, 2016 )




Jackie
"Have a lot of courage to overcome this plague that is war "

(portrait in Saint-Lazare Rail Station, Paris October 7, 2016 )




Damien Minet, Eric Robin, Deff Slayers, William et Lauren Bourdeau
We are a fan team of Ghostbuster moovie. With our passion, we want to distribute smiles and share our pleasure. What we want to say to the White Helmets is "Thank you for your commitment."

(portrait in the Exibition "Automobile makes Cinema", Mondial de l'Automobine, Paris, 30nd septembre 2016 )




Ziad Majed
For his message, Ziad quotes the french poet, novelist and journalist, Louis Aragon: "A great winter sun lights up the hill. How beautifull is Syria and how broken is my heart. Justice will come on your triumphant footsteps."

Ziad is a French-Lebanese political scientist, university professor, author of Syria, the Orphan Revolution - Ed. Actes Sud, 2014)
(portrait in Paris, 22nd septembre 2016 )




Ricardo
"I am solidary for people fighting for its dignity. I feel an inmense pain when I see what became Syria, and particullary Aleppo, jewel of humanity"
Ricardo has been Colombian refugiee in France since 28 years. He studied medicine but he is now musician in Paris.
(portrait in front of Eiffel Tour, Pasteur metro station, Paris 22nd septembre 2016 )




Magda Jover Gorina & Gerard Moya Lopera
"We are husband and wife, we are very happy together, we are easy people. We are dreamers, believing in a bether world. You are not alone."
(portrait into the central food market in Terrassa-Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 5th septembre 2016 )




Kelly Magaly Escamillo Paredes
"I am a child, authetic, protective, loving, infantil, kind, gentle: I like what I seem to be. I could give my red helmet for you, but it is not mine and I need to be protected too: you are a model I try to follow every day"
Kelly Magaly is volunteer firefighter in Lima,Perou
(portrait in front of a pic Kelly Magaly sended to me by Facebook network, 19nd septembre 2016 )




Pierre Farman
"I am an ideas transmitter. We will make it together."
Pierre is grandson of Henry Farman, french aviation pionner in the beguinin of the twentierth century. He is antiquarian and prepare the creation of a museum about aviation history "Saint-Cyr aviation partage"
(portrait in Rosa Bonheur house, in front of a falcon plane nose, Magny, 18th septembre 2016 )




Cristina Prat Jover
"I am a mother with a child, I'm determined when I want something. From far away, I am with all the women of Syria who want to live in peace, who have dreams for their children, for their familly and for themself."
Cristina is owner of a hairstyling salon with social motivations.
(portrait into the hairdressing salon, in front of a Paula Bonet painting work, Terrassa - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 5th september 2016)




Jordi Monllor Cerdan
"I am an activist for social progress, father and contractor. My harms are fully open for you, for all could be missing"
Jordi Monllor Cerdan has created a vegetable garden in the district of Sabadell - Barcelona in witch a lot of habitants and children come to cultivate.
(portrait into the vegetable garden, in front of a Christian Lake's graffiti, Sabadell - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 5th september 2016)




Pau Jover Gorina
"I am a book waiting to be written. Humanity needs people like you to be able to believe in humanity, to know why we are humans, even more..."
Pau is the son of Joaquim, he is student in macanic and climber in Catalonia and Spain national team.
(portrait into the Can Marcet swimmingpool during the 3rd Panxa del Bou's psicobloc competition, Sabadell - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 5th september 2016)




Joaquim Jover Gorina
"I am a man who tries to feel well with myself and with people around. Your work is impressive: for me, it is a refuge for humanity into chaos and destruction."
Joaquim is painter and decorator in the city of Sabadell, Catalonia, in Spain.
(portrait into Joaquim's workshop, Sabadell - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,
5th september 2016)



Mireia, Miguel, Gerard, Agusti, Nil, Pau
"We are like a familly: beeing together is very important for us. You are from the same familly than us."
Mireia, Miguel, Gerard, Agusti and Nil are a group of friends who make human arhitectures, human castels in the city of Terrassa, Catalonia, in Spain.
(portrait in front of City Hall, Sabadell - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,
4th september 2016)




Oriol Dubreuil Ribera
"Many strength!"
Oriol Dubreuil Ribera is director of "Panxa del Bou", climbing school and climbing indor space for mountain climbers
(portrait on a terrace, during annual Sabadell celebration - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,
4th september 2016)




Paul Petzl
"I'm a creator of progres at the service of the good.  You need to believe that there is a best futur, to believe in yourself, to believe that everythink can change".
Paul Petzl is the son of Fernand Petzl, founder of the security PETZL equipments and creator of the helmet that the majority of the Syrian Civil Security membres wear. Paul Petzl is General Manager of PETZL Company.
(portrait in front of an image of Fernand Petzl, PETZL head office, Crolles - France, 23th August 2016)



Noux, Lucas, Sissou, Yvan and Clement

"Please don't loose hope. We can't be with you but we think about you."

Noux, Lucas, Sissou, Yvan and Clément are taggers, decorative designers, down-to-earth people, young and full of ambition, awaked dreamers. They love fun.
(portrait into the closed domn hospital of Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, Isère, France, 22th August 2016)





Arnaud PETIT

"Syria is one of the birthplaces of humanity. Never forget your millenary culture. We are aware that you are the spring of our own culture. Our own roots are in part where you are."

Arnaud Petit is musician, composer and conductor
(portrait in front of Saint-Hilaire's war memorial, Isère, France, 20th August 2016)





Tahar MILED

"I am an human and I am a man. I wish love for all the world. People of Syria, God is with you, the sun shines everywhere in the world: never forget from where you come and where you go."

Tahar Milled has two children. Tunisian, he came in France 50 years ago. Whith his whife he has a small oriental grocery ("carthage's sun") in the center of Grenoble
(portrait in the grocery of  Tahar, Grenoble - France, 23th August 2016)





CLEMENTINE AMOUROUX

"All battles join us."

Following the words of Robert Filliou (1926 - 1987) she is an actress because "Art makes life more interesting than Art".
(portrait in front of Edgar Quinet metro station, Paris, 10th August 2016)





WALID EL MASRI
was Born in 1979 in Syria and currently lives in Paris. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 2005, after that he joined the Summer Academy led by Marwan Kassab Bashi at Darat Al-Funun in Amman, Jordan. He works with the Ayyam Gallery since 2007.
(portrait, in front of one of his artwork piece, during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




WALAA DAKAK
was Born in 1978 in Syria. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Damascus. He moved to Paris in 2004 to continue his studies and his work. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Paris in Arts and Sciences focusing on aesthetic arts, while on the same hand,
he continues to paint and make design installations
(portrait in front of one of his artwork piece during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)





KHOULOUD AL ZGHAYARE
A Syrian residing in Paris, France, Khouloud Al Zghayare gained a degree in sociology from the University of Damascus in 2002 and a Master’s degree in the field of Language, Literature, Arts, Contemporary Society from Université Paris 3 in 2009. Now a PhD student in her final year in sociology of knowledge at Paris 3 la Sorbonne Nouvelle. From 2005 to 2007 she held the position of Assistant Department of Sociology, specialty sociology of knowledge, Faculty of Arts and social science at the University of Damascus. From 2013 to 2014 she was Deputy Member of the research committee at the République démocratique research centre in Paris, France. From 2007 to 2015, she was a researcher and a student at the Université Paris 3, Arab and Oriental Studies Centre (ECWA)
(portrait in front of BAHRAM NAJOU artwork during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




EMANUEL RAUBER
Arriving from Germany: "I've often prayed for improving the situation in Syria. I'm optimist, thinking that problems are going to be solved". Emanuel is grawing up a personal projet for and with children: traveling lafe school, https://www.facebook.com/LebensSchuleAufReisen/
(portrait in front of the Syrian's cultural caravan during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




EMILIE GLASSMAN
"You White Helmets, you represente strenght and subbornness in a caotic world.
You show us how strong we have to be to go on."
(portrait in front of a tag (artwork signed OMTHER, KATRE, STS, LCF) during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




GHAÏSS JASSER
is in France since 1969. She has a Doctorate "es lettres", she is specialized in modern litterature. "In 2011, When the revolution began in Syria, time seemed to retract for me because since 1969
my dream of democracy in Syria was buried."
(portrait in front WALID EL MASRI artwork during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)





NAHED BADAWIA
is ingenner, left activist for democracy in Syria in the 1980s, member of "Damas spring" in the 2000s.
She is in France since 2013.
(portrait in front WALID EL MASRI artwork during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)





SAHAR AL BOUNNY
(MUSTAFA KHALIFE's whife) is ingenner, left activist since 1976. She was encarceled 6 times by Hafez al-Assad regime until the end of the 1980s, whose ones pregnant. Her first daughter RUHAM, was born when her husband Mustafa was imprisoned: Ruham lived 4 years without her parents because both in jail. They had a second daughter RAZAM after beeing released, 20 years old today.

(portrait during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




MUSTAFA KHALIFE
was imprisoned during 12 years by Hafez al-Assad regime. His first daughter was born 5 months after his detention: he only met her 4 times before beeing released. To share his experience, he wrote "The shell, political prisoner in Syria" edited in France in 2007.
(portrait during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




MARIAM CHFIRI 
"I am a free woman: I have been fighting for that."
(portrait during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




FAROUK MARDAM-BEY
was born in Damas where he studied law. He came in Paris in 1965 to study political sciences. He worked as Cultural Advisor in World Arabic Institute in Paris. He is director of publication for Symbad’s editions / Actes Sud since 1995.
(portrait in front of YASER SAFI's artwork during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : Pascal Hanrion Images, 2016)




MANON-NOUR TANNOUS
is doctor of international relations. She is associated researcher in Thucydide Center in Paris, in Contemporary History's chair of Arabic World (Collège de France); president of Researchers Circle of Middel Est (Cercle des Chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient / CCMO); director of publication for "World in front of arabic revolutions", Cygne editions, Paris, 2012.
(portrait in front AMMAR ABD RABBO's photography during the first festival "Syrien n'est fait", Saint-Paul Hospital, Paris : 21th july 2016)




PASCAL HANRION
Using photography, collaborations with syrian artists, participating in international running races, he has been commited since 2013 to awarness about the situation of the children under war in Syria.
(self portrait during the Verbier Saint-Bernard race in Switzerland, 9th july 2016)



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