The story of Sleepers begins in Vitrolles. As we take pictures with our Sleeper, we propose to the inhabitants we meet to join us by choosing a place in the city where we would photograph them as "Sleepers". We also worked with a middle school class, and a group of patients from a day hospital. We also made a series of images on the construction site of a building with a future inhabitant Sleeper.

We continue the collection with children from a school in La Villeneuve in Grenoble, patients from a CMP and children from a school in the northern districts of Marseille, refugee children from a middle school class in Besançon, patients in mental health and addictology in Pontorson.

Sometimes we associate these shots with writing workshops.

"Les Dormeurs (Vitrolles)" were exhibited in 2011 at the Lumières cinema, at the Hôtel de Ville, at the Rosemary, at the Alpilles retirement home (Vitrolles), in 2012 at the Les Patios building site and at the Théâtre de Fontblanche (Vitrolles), in 2013 at Espace 600 (Grenoble), Gare Franche (Marseille) and J1 (Marseille Provence 2013) in the form of a slide show, in 2014 at La Passerelle (Gap), and in 2015 at Les 2 Scènes (Besançon).  

Project supported by the City of Vitrolles, the Préfecture and the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, 13 habitat, Espace 600, Gare Franche. The exhibitions are supported by the AZA laboratory (Marseille).

Photography: Vincent Beaume

With the help of Antoine Combier, Alice Boitel