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AIDS SILENCE

AIDS SILENCE


Going beyond the documentary tradition, SILENCE AIDS consists in a series of portraits, paired with a few simple words in which the people shown reflect on their condition as AIDS patients. The texts talk about the horror and the injustice of their poor access to treatment, the images show the humanity and dignity of their gaze.



 

AIDS SILENCE : SERIES

AIDS SILENCE
Drug addiction in St. Petersburg


Drug addiction in Saint Petersburg is in full explosion. The main causes are the heroin trail coming across the southern ex-Soviet republics and an increase in unemployment in the working-class suburbs of Saint Petersburg. These young heroin users shoot the drug just because they say « it's fun », « it's cheap », without any information or knowledge of the...



 

AIDS SILENCE
A lost generation


While treatment prices are getting lower and in developed countries people no longer die of AIDS, in Malawi the disease is still rampant, as the country is one of the states most affected by the scourge. Prevention programs that are unable to make a breakthrough, a slain generation.



 

AIDS SILENCE
Generics for all


Being the Latin American country most touched by the AIDS epidemic, with more than 600 000 cases, Brazil decided to confront the disease head on, and override commercial patents. AIDS related drugs were thus copied, manufactured and distributed. The social consequences are direct and immediate. The poorest classes, even in the favelas, now have free access to...



 


BOOKS

TOKYO
The book


Here, Samuel Bollendorff puts forward an essay on colour. He seeks, through the observation of Tokyo daily life, the rules of tension and chromatic codes, brought forth by an internal necessity. Chromatic resonances that call upon reveries of dreamy encounters.



 

CHINA : THE FORCED MARCH

THE FORCED MARCH
the forgotten of the growth


Four hundred million Chinese peasants live below the poverty line. Exploited, and displaced, this cheap workforce at the mercy of corrupted powers begins each day the "Chinese economical miracle”, at the risk of its life.



 


EXHIBITIONS

TOKYO


The exhibition TOKYO and the book's release will take place in - 14 rue Portefoin - 75003 Paris - December 2, 2010 at 18:30.



 

THE FORCED MARCH


Forgotten by growth, three quarters of the five hundred million Chinese peasants live below the poverty line.
In Paris, the exhibition at the Maison des métallos in 2008, attracted more than 6,000 visitors.



 

SILENCE


La santé pour thématique, sa dimension sociale comme vecteur, Samuel Bollendorff s’est consacré depuis 5 ans à photographier l’égalité des individus devant la maladie, les inégalités dans leur accès aux soins, en France comme à l’étranger. L'exposition SILENCE présente lʼensemble de ces travaux.



 

FORCED MARCH

FORCED MARCH
Press review


The series The Forced March was nominated to the Visa dʼOr award at the Visa pour lʼimage festival of Perpignan in 2007. In Paris, the exhibition at the Maison des métallos in May and June 2008 attracted more than 6000 visitors.The exhibition has since been shown in Luxembourg, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro...



 

ECLECTIK Radio Broadcast by Rebecca Manzoni


Listen to the interview on the Eclectik radio broadcast by Rebecca Manzoni.



 

ARTE
Journal of Culture


Watch the segment of ARTE's Journal de la Culture broadcast dedicated to the exhibition « The Forced March ».



 

HOSPITAL SILENCE

HOSPITAL SILENCE


Maternity ward, Psychiatry, Emergencies, Geriatrics, from 1998 to 2004 Samuel Bollendorff's work focused on the public hospital system in France, questioning the place of the individual in a clinical environment.
His work was published in many periodicals such as LʼExpress, ELLE, Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, and shown as a projection at the photography...



 

MOVIES

CITÉ DANS LE TEXTE


Directed by Samuel Bollendorff and Jacky Durand Production Zadig – 2006 “Are you real journalists? If it’s so, we can’t trust you”. This is what Shéhérazade told us this winter when we proposed her to speak up. Seen from the low-income housing projects, the media is only a machine that keeps manufacturing icons of violence. [...]



 

THEY JUST TURNED 80 (excerpt)


They just turned 80 is a 52 minute documentary, a written account of a year in the life of a geriatric ward.. Director : Samuel Bollendorff Production MK2tv - 2002



 



OTHER STORIES

ANGOLA
for few more barils…


After thirty years of civil war, there is only one man for ten women left, 47% of the population is younger than 14 and the countryside is strewn with landmines. To rebuild the country, Beijing offers money against oil.



 

THE MEKONG’S ROBBERY


China is tackling the Mekong head-on. The Chinese government has decided to transform the river into a commercial highway for the region and at the same time an electrical energy source. Farther down the river, the peasants of Thailand, Laos or Cambodia are being deprived of water, silt, fish and rice...



 

THE FORCED MARCH
the forgotten of the growth


Four hundred million Chinese peasants live below the poverty line. Exploited, and displaced, this cheap workforce at the mercy of corrupted powers begins each day the "Chinese economical miracle”, at the risk of its life.



 

POLICE SQUAD


Far from sensationalist reporting, Jacky Durand and Samuel Bollendorff spent ten days and nights with Police Rescue squads in the twelfth arrondissement of Paris, where the security discourse gives way to social emergency.



 

IKEALAND
life in assembly


Welcome to Ikealand : this improbable place in Älmhut, at the far end of Sweden, is the place where the company hosts its PR teams, its designers, its warehouses stretching as far as the eye can see. This small town is also home to Ikea housing estates, an Ikea hotel, an Ikea restaurant, an Ikea gym, an Ikea bank, an Ikea blues band, an Ikea school...
Text :...



 

FACING


At the supermarket, the “facing”, is the most important task to accomplish in the morning. A practical Anglicism, used here without an accent, the word describes the action of aligning to perfection the products on each shelf. The goal : crating a universe where order, harmony and, most importantly, abundance reign simultaneously.Text : Dorothée Werner.



 

FRENCH MAJORETTES


Sparkling skirts, thundering soundtrack and sexy sway of the hips...The majorettes are definitely back and make their eternal baton spin around all France. Reportage in the country of queens of rythm and villages.
Text by Dorothée Werner.



 

TOKYO



Tokyo is Hot Tonight is a personal work carried out in 2002. This work is based on the Kandinsky's lecture on colors at the Bauhaus. It seeks to find in Tokyo’s daily life the tension rules and chromatic codes that the painter taught his students



 

HOSPITAL SILENCE


Maternity ward, Psychiatry, Emergencies, Geriatrics, from 1998 to 2004 Samuel Bollendorff's work focused on the public hospital system in France, questioning the place of the individual in a clinical environment.
His work was published in many periodicals such as LʼExpress, ELLE, Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, and shown as a projection at the photography...



 

FASHION WEEK


2008 Winter Ready-to-Wear fashion show in Paris. Backstage.
Series produced for the newspaper Le Monde.



 

AIDS SILENCE


Going beyond the documentary tradition, SILENCE AIDS consists in a series of portraits, paired with a few simple words in which the people shown reflect on their condition as AIDS patients. The texts talk about the horror and the injustice of their poor access to treatment, the images show the humanity and dignity of their gaze.



 

INTIFADA


On the 28 September 2000, the visiting of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem by the Likud leader, Ariel Sharon, accompanied by several members of his party, was the event that sparked off the second Intifada. Ramallah - October 2000



 

THEY JUST TURNED 80 (excerpt)


They just turned 80 is a 52 minute documentary, a written account of a year in the life of a geriatric ward.. Director : Samuel Bollendorff Production MK2tv - 2002



 

JOURNEY TO THE END OF COAL


Journey to the end of coal is the pilot for a series of documentary instalments exploring the potential of new media. This format offers a complete photographic work on Chinese coal mines, enriched by sound recordings and videos taken on the spot. SCAM award for an interactive work of digital art - 2009.



 

THE BIG ISSUE


A web documentary by Olivia Colo and Samuel Bollendorff. In 2015, 2,3 billion human beings will be overweight and 937 million will be obese. In a world where we are putting on weight, too much, much too quickly, “ The big issue ” wishes to explain without any Manichaeism, the origins of this real plague of modern societies.



 

HOMO-NUMERICUS


A web documentary produced by Samuel Bollendorff and Eric Walther, commissioned by SFR. In the space of a few years, digital technologies and practices have pervaded throughout the layers of society. While social behaviours generally evolve in a slow, progressive manner, the digital revolution took over our lives faster than lightning.



 

AIDS SILENCE
Drug addiction in St. Petersburg


Drug addiction in Saint Petersburg is in full explosion. The main causes are the heroin trail coming across the southern ex-Soviet republics and an increase in unemployment in the working-class suburbs of Saint Petersburg. These young heroin users shoot the drug just because they say « it's fun », « it's cheap », without any information or knowledge of the...



 

AIDS SILENCE
A lost generation


While treatment prices are getting lower and in developed countries people no longer die of AIDS, in Malawi the disease is still rampant, as the country is one of the states most affected by the scourge. Prevention programs that are unable to make a breakthrough, a slain generation.



 

AIDS SILENCE
Generics for all


Being the Latin American country most touched by the AIDS epidemic, with more than 600 000 cases, Brazil decided to confront the disease head on, and override commercial patents. AIDS related drugs were thus copied, manufactured and distributed. The social consequences are direct and immediate. The poorest classes, even in the favelas, now have free access to...



 

Others

SILENCE


La santé pour thématique, sa dimension sociale comme vecteur, Samuel Bollendorff s’est consacré depuis 5 ans à photographier l’égalité des individus devant la maladie, les inégalités dans leur accès aux soins, en France comme à l’étranger. L'exposition SILENCE présente lʼensemble de ces travaux.



 

AIDS SILENCE


Comment mettre des visages sur le fléau et ses statistiques qui ne parlent plus, tant elles sont inhumaines ? Tout en s'inscrivant dans la continuité des problématiques de santé, Samuel Bollendorff propose une écriture photographique personnelle sur la maladie.
Prix spécial de la Fondation Hachette 2002



 

ANGOLA
for few more barils…


After thirty years of civil war, there is only one man for ten women left, 47% of the population is younger than 14 and the countryside is strewn with landmines. To rebuild the country, Beijing offers money against oil.



 

TOKYO
The book


Here, Samuel Bollendorff puts forward an essay on colour. He seeks, through the observation of Tokyo daily life, the rules of tension and chromatic codes, brought forth by an internal necessity. Chromatic resonances that call upon reveries of dreamy encounters.



 

THEY JUST TURNED 80


 

FACING


At the supermarket, the “facing”, is the most important task to accomplish in the morning. A practical Anglicism, used here without an accent, the word describes the action of aligning to perfection the products on each shelf. The goal : crating a universe where order, harmony and, most importantly, abundance reign simultaneously.Text : Dorothée Werner.



 

FRENCH MAJORETTES


Sparkling skirts, thundering soundtrack and sexy sway of the hips...The majorettes are definitely back and make their eternal baton spin around all France. Reportage in the country of queens of rythm and villages.
Text by Dorothée Werner.



 

PRESS REVIEW

FORCED MARCH
Press review


The series The Forced March was nominated to the Visa dʼOr award at the Visa pour lʼimage festival of Perpignan in 2007. In Paris, the exhibition at the Maison des métallos in May and June 2008 attracted more than 6000 visitors.The exhibition has since been shown in Luxembourg, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro...



 

ECLECTIK Radio Broadcast by Rebecca Manzoni


Listen to the interview on the Eclectik radio broadcast by Rebecca Manzoni.



 

ARTE
Journal of Culture


Watch the segment of ARTE's Journal de la Culture broadcast dedicated to the exhibition « The Forced March ».



 

EXHIBITION SILENCE
Press review


In 2004, the book and exhibition SILENCE at the Maison des métallos in Paris, present the entirety of his work on the topic of health. SILENCE is the answer to an interrogation on photography’s power as a tool for political thought. At the heart of this event for which 150 000 euros of public and private funds were raised, a series of forums invite the public,...



 

AIDS SILENCE INTERVIEW
by Olivier Mirguet on ARTE


Interview conducted by Olivier Mirguet  for the TV show Métropolis, on ARTE.



 

PUBLICATIONS



SILENCE

EXHIBITION SILENCE
Press review


In 2004, the book and exhibition SILENCE at the Maison des métallos in Paris, present the entirety of his work on the topic of health. SILENCE is the answer to an interrogation on photography’s power as a tool for political thought. At the heart of this event for which 150 000 euros of public and private funds were raised, a series of forums invite the public,...



 

AIDS SILENCE INTERVIEW
by Olivier Mirguet on ARTE


Interview conducted by Olivier Mirguet  for the TV show Métropolis, on ARTE.



 


THE FORCED MARCH

FORCED MARCH
Press review


The series The Forced March was nominated to the Visa dʼOr award at the Visa pour lʼimage festival of Perpignan in 2007. In Paris, the exhibition at the Maison des métallos in May and June 2008 attracted more than 6000 visitors.The exhibition has since been shown in Luxembourg, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro...



 

ECLECTIK Radio Broadcast by Rebecca Manzoni


Listen to the interview on the Eclectik radio broadcast by Rebecca Manzoni.



 

ARTE
Journal of Culture


Watch the segment of ARTE's Journal de la Culture broadcast dedicated to the exhibition « The Forced March ».



 


WEBDOCUMENTARIES

JOURNEY TO THE END OF COAL


Journey to the end of coal is the pilot for a series of documentary instalments exploring the potential of new media. This format offers a complete photographic work on Chinese coal mines, enriched by sound recordings and videos taken on the spot. SCAM award for an interactive work of digital art - 2009.



 

THE BIG ISSUE


A web documentary by Olivia Colo and Samuel Bollendorff. In 2015, 2,3 billion human beings will be overweight and 937 million will be obese. In a world where we are putting on weight, too much, much too quickly, “ The big issue ” wishes to explain without any Manichaeism, the origins of this real plague of modern societies.



 

HOMO-NUMERICUS


A web documentary produced by Samuel Bollendorff and Eric Walther, commissioned by SFR. In the space of a few years, digital technologies and practices have pervaded throughout the layers of society. While social behaviours generally evolve in a slow, progressive manner, the digital revolution took over our lives faster than lightning.



 

THE FORCED MARCH the forgotten of the growth ANGOLA for few more barils... THE BIG ISSUE THE MEKONG'S ROBBERY IKEALAND life in assembly FACING POLICE SQUAD TOKYO FRENCH MAJORETTES FASHION WEEK JOURNEY TO THE END OF COAL HOMO-NUMERICUS AIDS SILENCE Drug addiction in St. Petersburg AIDS SILENCE Generics for all AIDS SILENCE A lost generation INTIFADA HOSPITAL SILENCE THE FORCED MARCH The book 2 documentaries at EUROPA price