In Paris, confined outside"

In Paris, the misfortune of the "confined outside"
In March 2020, the strengthening of measures to fight against the spread of Covid-19 by the President of the Republic prohibited the French initially from leaving their homes. But how can you stay confined at home when you don't have one ?
There are in Paris, as in other regions of France, several thousand people who have experienced another form of social distancing for a long time. They are not “close” to anyone. They are the invisible and distant before the virus. These are people who cannot stay at home because they do not have a "home", nor wash their hands several times an hour because they do not have running water or soap. Many of the volunteers who accompanied them, who took care of them, who distributed healthcare and food, shower or laundry tickets, have disappeared, obeying the removal measures like all of us. Confined outside, the daily life of homeless people is made even more difficult by the pandemic, In addition, they can no longer live on begging since there is no one left in the streets.
Diane Grimonet lives and works in Paris. For thirty years, she has photographed the most precarious communities: poorly housed, undocumented, squatters from the ring road or Roma. She also regularly intervenes in schools or associations, with her archives as a support, and organizes photo workshops for people in difficulty. In 2020, images from her “Sans-papiers” series are joining the National Museum of the History of Immigration.
During confinement at the time of the epidemic due to Covid-19, she walked through the streets of Paris to meet the most vulnerable who live in the streets. The health crisis makes visible those who were previously invisible and highlights existing inequalities.
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