Les Grands Hommes is a symbolic visual representation of the refugees in France.
It aims at reversing the way most media cover the refugees, often depicting them in camps, in misery, and rarely putting them in control of their own images. These press photographs are necessary but they also influence our collective imaginary about migrants.
Les Grands Hommes wishes to represent refugees in a different way, in a position of dignity and power. The project took place at the refugees shelter in Bobigny. It uses the very scenarized French presidential portrait as a pretext to tell the story of each men.
« Aux grands hommes, la patrie reconnaissante. »