France, Poitiers, 20 October 2016 Claude Pauquet's photo studio during a meeting of the Parti de Gauche.

France, Poitiers, 20 October 2016
Claude Pauquet’s photo studio during a meeting of the Parti de Gauche.

flags_flag_usa Photos by Claude Pauquet

I militate, you militate,
We Militants !

Claude Pauquet has realised a series of portraits for VU’ Politics. Each of the person pictured has been invited to express herself on the matter of her activism and the reason of it, wether it is political or associative.

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The photographer has set up his mobile studio in Vienne and Deux-Sèvres, in order to portray militants encountered during gathering, protests or just outside polling stations.
By using a neutral background to take his pictures, Claude Pauquet has chosen a process which underline each militant’s personal engagement.

After a refusal from traditional parties (Les Républicains and the Parti Socialiste) to his proposal of meeting with their militants, the photographer has turned to alternative organization and parties (Les Insoumis, EELV, La Dynamo association).

This work sums up the campaign’s disillusionment. The photo studio became a boot where each had the chance to express his doubts concerning the vote or the abstention for the incoming presidential election of 2017.