S038546slideshow contactsheet Le pays Isaan ou le Nord-Est thaïlandais Laurent Weyl / Argos
Le pays Isaan, dans le Nord-Est de la Thaïlande, est le produit d'une double influence khmère et lao, due aux migrations anciennes. Il en a résulté une culture bigarrée et très vivante, la culture la plus “folkorique” du royaume au sens de culture populaire.
S032215slideshow contactsheet The Mekong Delta boat people Laurent Weyl / Argos
Cargo, fishing or transport boats, are all an excuse to cross the Mekong from Ho Chi Minh Ville to Rach Gia located by the sea. It is in this world of water and paddy fields, through some of the thousands of branches of the delta that we met the kindest and most welcoming, we...
S026408slideshow contactsheet Invaders, welcome! Laurent Weyl / Argos
In Lima, illegal land invasions are the motivating force behind urban development. In the Peruvian megalopolis, slums are not inevitable. As a unique example in the world, the (official) perspective of becoming a land owner one day is encouraging land squatters in their group...
S017950slideshow contactsheet Guadeloupe : the guada spirit Laurent Weyl / Argos
Guadeloupe is an island of many parts, it is an archipelago. You don’t have to go any further than the two main islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre) to discover its distinctive landscapes. Each piece of water, land, sky, building or even spot you look at picks up an identity...
S017608slideshow contactsheet The Inconstant Archipelago Laurent Weyl / Argos
In the region of the haors, in the northeastern part of Bangladesh, the floods last six months. The inhabitants have learned to live with this unusual cycle which confines them to living six months of the year in isolation. A report on two seasons in the island village of...
S014368slideshow contactsheet Tuvalu : a polynesian requiem Laurent Weyl / Argos
Global warming is a direct threat to the State of Tuvalu. If scientists’ most pessimistic predictions prove to be valid, this Polynesian micro-state, its people, and its cultural identity will have disappeared in less than a century. And humanity will be poorer for it. Global...
S014373slideshow contactsheet Bangladesh : the ground will no longer emerge Laurent Weyl / Argos
The Bangladesh is a gigantic delta populated with 140 million people. The nine tenth of this country are located under ten meters above the sea-level, and the Bangladesh is a “privileged” target of all the consequences of the global warming : accelerated melting of the...
S007518slideshow contactsheet Kokaral: Life restakes its claim Laurent Weyl / Argos
Barely 50 centimetres of ice, just enough to carry the camel which pulls the sled and to support the hopes of bringing it back brimming with fish. When the ice is too thin, the men pull the sled themselves - this carcass of wood and fish fillets - or attach it to a motorcycle....
S010978slideshow contactsheet Suspended Highways Laurent Weyl / Argos
Bangkok, high-tech metropolis, unfurls its tentacular suspended highways, as though insisting on its modernity. From above, it's a futuristic labyrinth. But what about the view from the other side? Underneath, there's another life, another city, which arranges itself haphazardly...
S011186slideshow contactsheet HCMC Metropolis Laurent Weyl / Argos
Ho Chi Minch City is booming. It is turning into HCMC, the metropolis, the economic capital of Vietnam and a major magnet for the hundreds upon thousands of migrants who arrive in the country every year. Portrait of a flourishing metropolis and the migrants who are shaping it.
S011187slideshow contactsheet Interior / Night Laurent Weyl / Argos
Interior. Exterior. Is a private life possible when shop and lounge form a single space - one that is entirely open to the street? Only the old metal gates, held together by precarious padlocks, allow for some semblance of privacy at nightfall. By day, the place is stripped bare:...