TIFA 2023 Editorial / Political

Protest Against Pension Reform

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Marc Gaillot
  • Technical Info
    Ricoh Gr
  • Photo Date

In France, in 2023, the government passed a reform to extend the retirement age. Once again, the age of departure would be set back. Many French people from all cities took to the streets to cancel this decision. Here in Charleville-Mézières there were sometimes as many as 10,000 people per demonstration. As the protests grew, there was more repression and tear gas to stop them. During the most important one in Charleville-Mézières, there was so much tear gas that almost the entire city was drowned in these "toxic clouds". I wanted to highlight the protester who defend their future.

I take pictures of life, atmospheres and buildings that surround me during my travels or walks. I particularly like black and white and street photography. I try to show life as it is with a touch of optimism or daydreaming and what funny or sad my photos are always there to honor their subjects. It took me like this in August 2022. Since I publish my work and I commit to try to give the best.