Writer/reporter, it is through the prism of the mines that I travel the world. My free-lance work on searching for diamonds, gold diggers, coal miners have led me to collaborate with Le Monde, Challenges, Le Soir, Sciences et Avenir, Géo, Figaro magazine amongst others.
Finalist for the RFI-France 24 prize at Visa pour l’image for the web documentary Cuatro Horas (2011), Sébastien Daycard-Heid was awarded the Crédit ( more ...)
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First project built in the 50's in France, by the architect Labourdette, this suburban city is the bject of numerous sociological studies. With a popultaion of 60000 inhabitants and a hundred of differents communities, the city own a "density" of life and stories without equivalent. (...)
His face blackened by coal, Jack Saunders, 19 years old, emerges into the bright daylight after spending 8 hours underground. We aren’t in Dickensian England but in the 21st century, where the coal industry is in full revival.
Pristina, April 7, 2007. Next to the Victory Hotel – surmounted by a Statue of Liberty in tribute to the liberation of Kosovo by the US Army – every day, thirty or so Kosovars line up at the recruiting office of Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR).
In South America, the mining communities working in the age-old production of gold are going it alone in the name of their own development and are bolstering the boom in fair trade jewelry.
The deposit of La Rinconada, located 5400 meters above the sea level and making it the highest in the world, lies under a glacier and its content in gold is enormous.
The highest city in the world, home to 40,000 inhabitants was created around the mine on the flanks of the mountain. Life (...)
Every week, the Zama Zama, illegal artisanal miners, set out to sneak into the goldfields in an ongoing arm-wrestle with the official goldmines.
At the heart of a valley surrounded by mountains similar to the afghan ones, Cuatro Horas is a kind of lost arch, after four hours walking from Chaparra. In this mining community where 2500 souls are living, gold is a relief for those who try to escape their condition.
Whoever they are : (...)