Here and there
1979...


Photography: 1979, Strikes in Lorraine against the closure of steelworks, the mines (see two other files), the government sends in riot police. We enjoy a quiet Sunday morning in Longwy. Bells ring, the smell of sulphur floats in the air. In the empty parking lot below an administrative building, four policemen are playing tennis. A funny, " human " scene, the policemen have their pleasure, I have mine... I photograph. But suddenly colleagues of the tennis players arrive fast from behind, invite me politely to accompany them to the cellar of the building - where they work - and ask me to open the back of camera. The film takes a flash of light. Since then, it is in my head. In black and white...