The Sophot.com site was created by the French association
Pour Que l ’Esprit
(Let The Spirit Live),
• a means of increasing
awareness about socio-environmental
and its ability to mobilize people;
• a link between photographers
from all over the world and photo agencies, galleries, the media, publishers,
as well as social and cultural organizations, schools and universities.
• a space
Sophot.com's centre provides a meeting place and reference material for photographers
and people interested in photography, as well as those working on social and
environmental issues, students and educators.
• a gallery: Fait
(a French expression that means to fight for a cause). The association Pour
Que l 'Esprit Vive also opened the art gallery Fait & Cause in
Paris, in 1997, which is one of the first and only galleries dedicated to social
documentary and environmental photography.