French peasants : master skateboarders

In this wonderful short movie by Antoine Besse a group of young French peasants explain their passion for skatebording. An absolute must see, highly inspired by the work of Raymond Depardon. The film has received many awards ***Best Debut Film Award – Centaur Prize – Message to Man Saint-Petersbourg Festival*** ***Prix de la Presse –…

Interview Depardon Nougaret – The Modern Life

Following my previous post about Raymond Depardon’s work and his contribution to unveiling the complex relationship between French identity and rurality, here is an interview that was published with the Modern Life movie press kit: What was the initial idea for this long-term project? Raymond Depardon: I spent my childhood on a farm and it…

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon is a French photographer, journalist and documentary film maker. Although he has covered the news from all over the world for Gamma Agency (which he created in 1966) and for Magnum, his real passion is for rural France where he originates from. Towards the end of his career, Depardon has allowed himself to…