"For he lives while he is creating."

J. Brahms



A film by Mounia Meddour. 2019

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show. 

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Photographs by Etienne Rougery-Herbaut. 2019

"The New York City series presents portraits of people I met randomly in the streets of New York between August 2016 and August 2018. By bringing these portraits together, I try to show the beauty and the diversity of the city. The people I photographed are from Puerto Rico, China, Chicago, Tennessee… they were born here or not, their family arrived several generations ago, or not. They are all New Yorkers, wandering among the stones of their city, in Harlem, Brooklyn, Soho, Williamsburg, Manhattan’s High Line…

« E pluribus unum », Out of many, one."



Art project by Etienne Rougery-Herbaut. 2019

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