"1981: I subscribed to Reporter-Objectif a monthly photo magazine. It explains how to become a war correspondent in the middle of a lot of useful useful tips such as: choose the right bag, the right device, the right shoes ... The most affordable conflict according to them, the cheapest for the apprentice photographers like me, is Northern Ireland. You have to take the bus to the Madeleine at night around 10pm and then a boat to Calais in the middle of the night, a train to London where you change trains for another train to Stranraer north of Liverpool, and finally the ferry to Larne before a last bus to Belfast. " - Gilles Favier
Thus begins the tenuous story between a photographer and a people, who over the years will experience the sclerosis of the Northern Ireland conflict that began in the late 1960s. Forty years of photography weave here the backstory of a story told to us by the photographer, starting with the death of Bobby Sands, and ending on the eve of Brexit.
Text in French, with an English text insert laid-in.