Photographer's Note

another POV of the streets of Perpignan, during the festival "Visa pour l'image".
This one was taken at the bottom of the Saint-Jacques quarter, next to the old university.
Saint-Jacques is an old and popular quarter, mainly occuped by gypsy people. life is often organized outside, the chairs are put outside the door to discuss and get some fresh air. The streets are also a place to put the old furnitures.
This scene sum up all this.

On the other hand, the mother saw me taking the photo and reprimanded me so strong that few people got out to see.
That's visibly hard to catch street scenes in France and especially with some communities.
I guess if you want to build a report, in a gypsy place for instance, to have to work a lot before : to be introduced by somebody well known here, to explain your approach... That's the difference between a photo-reporter and a walker like me.
And, if I'm on the other side, not behind my camera, would I want to be on a photo ? I understand people who don't want and say "we're not animals of fair".
Not easy all this.

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