Born in 1972 in South France, Hervé Lequeux is a freelance photo reporter now based in Paris’ suburb. He speaks english and spanish fluently. Focusing on social and immigration topics during many years, he always concentrates on large-scale projects, starting with the Altermondialists movement in Europe and US in 1999. A book was published in 2005 about this work. Distributed by Studios Hans Lucas he then focused on long-term, in-depth, documentary photographic projects which question identity and immigration in France and Europe. He documented life of migrants in Paris, Calais and in England. He also works on romanian and bulgarian ghettos in France showing the everyday struggle to survive. « The Ministry » a one year inquiry about undocumented workers struggling to get their documents in Paris and living in an opened squat was screened in Perpignan Visa pour l’image in 2010.
In 2011 he was on assignment for VSD magazine during the arab spring : he published a story on youth in Tunisia during the end of Ben Ali regime and the nights in Tahrir square during Egypt uprising. He now works on a series of reportage documenting the aftermaths of revolution in these countries which is an ongoing project.
In 2012 he was granted by the National Center of Fine Arts in France (Help for documentary, Ministry of Culture) to continue his stories on youth from suburbs in France, the series is called « A french youth ». A long term documentary which highlights youth social conditions in the french suburbs. From Paris suburbs to Marseille, Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Amiens. A book is to be published in 2015 by Editions Bessard, Perpignan Visa pour l’image festival screened the beginning.
His photographs have been published in leading international publications such as « VSD magazine », « M Le magazine du Monde », « Le Figaro Magazine ».
1995 - M.A in SDM at Leeds University
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A French youth
Adama Traore, 51, and his wife Tene, 39, have five children. Abdoulaye, 17, Bakary, 14, Aboubakar, 11, Aisha, 4 , and Sedou, one year old. The couple met in the Ivory Coast and arrived in France in 1988. From squatting to renting, they finally were able to acquire this 46 square meter apartment for 46,000€. Thanks to the involvement of the residents, the situation of Stamu has improved, the cost of service charges lessened, and the insecurity that was rampant considerably reduced. “Today, I’m no longer afraid to come home,” says Tene.