« The state of emergency was supposed to fight the terrorist threat, yet it firstly enables to chase, place under restricted residence, and ban protest. In gross figures it's 4 200 searches, 710 residence orders, 588 banishments from the country. And only 0,3 % of these measures led to police investigations for act of terrorism. Then, if the state of emergency seems technically derisory, politically it's an heavy sign sent to the population. »
"State of Emergency" ("États d’urgence") gathers six professionals from the field of social photography. Immersed in the heart of mobilization and great contemporary issues, they don't give in to sensationalism and they testify of umpteen emergency cases through France : social movement, migratory crisis, state violence, ecology... In order to see the surrounding world in a different way.
Text taken and translated from the website editionslibertalia.com