"All you need is Calais" (Le Nord Littoral). An ongoing project aiming at documenting the everyday life in my hometown of Calais. Although remaining high in the media agenda, the life of the city is often overlooked. I am trying to depict the broader picture: a harbour and a border town, once world capital of the mechanic lace production, 200 years of British rules and 37 years of communism, the deindustrialization process and its consequent economic and social hardships, the rise of the Front National in an area where candidates for asylum in the UK transit since over 20 years, leading to a growing diversity, ... Inspired by the work of the Calaisian photographer Paul Villy (1872-1953).

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