800 millions de jeans par an, deux fois plus de jambes, quatre fois plus de poches et plus encore de passants dans lesquels on glissera une ceinture… A Xintang, à 50 kms de Canton en Chine, ces chiffres se calculent en sueur, en heures de travail, en rejets toxiques dans les rivières, en décibels. L’usine [...]
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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
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...
2008 Winter Ready-to-Wear fashion show in Paris. Backstage.
Series produced for the newspaper Le Monde.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...