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SDF - Homeless, Paris

A homeless person lying in front of a supermarket entrance in Paris.
Being shocked and moved I decided to publish photos of people living on the fringes of society.
In the past few years I witnessed in Paris how more and more of these people were slipping through the decreasing social welfare net. I repeatedly watched busses evacuating confused, drunk, dirty, stinking people from underground stations. In the summer of 1999 I worked in a soup kitchen at the Gare de Lyon (train station in Paris) and then I joined a group of young social welfare workers. They helped me to establish contact with the homeless.
If someone loses their dignity: how can they get it back, can someone give it back to them? This was the idea underlying my work.