2007 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize

Bruno Fert

In Visu

25 January, 2006

Centre Pompidou.

In winter 2005, the charity Médecins du Monde began distributing tents to homeless people in Paris. The aim was not only to provide shelter, but by the tents' high visibility to raise public awareness. Médecins du Monde handed out about 300, and sympathizers gave away some 200 more. Tents sprang up around the city, some in popular tourist spots. 

In August 2006, the French government pledged US$9.2 million for emergency housing in the capital.

About the photographer

Bruno Fert

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