les sans-papiers

PhotographerLee-Marie Sadek
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryCreteil, France
Entry Description

The gathering of people who demand their rights to live and work in France. The so-called : "les sans-papiers" ( without papers ) were camping at the Bastille plaza during june 2010 and were after their regulation. For the philosopher Jacques Derrida : "The "illegal immigrants" are not illegitimate (...) Most of them work and live, they have lived and worked in broad daylight during years (...) It is the injustice of the governmental repression towards the "illegal immigrants" that often creates an illicit situation where it is not".