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Pretty in... Green
For Earth Day, April 22, France-Amérique is going vert! Did you know the color green was perceived as evil before it was adopted by environmentalists as a symbol of hope and happiness? The environment is also at the heart of #SaccageParis, a French campaign raising awareness on littering, and the work of photographer Ben Thouard, who captures the sheer power of the waves in Tahiti. Also in this issue, read our interview with the former head of U.N. peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, our investigation on the myths and facts of immigration in France – a hot-button issue as we near the first round of the presidential election, on April 10 – and our illustrated feature on the Coulée Verte in Paris, the urban park that inspired New York’s High Line!
Philippe Labaune spent 25 years working as a wealth manager before opening a gallery in Chelsea during the pandemic. He specializes in comic-art illustrators, a booming market in Europe which is paradoxically underdeveloped in the land of Marvel.
IMMIGRATION IN FRANCE
Myths and Facts
Despite being widely shared by the far right and adopted by parts of the right, the theory of a massive foreign invasion, the so-called “great replacement,” falls flat on examination.
The Age of French-American Shows
American production companies are looking for inspiration, sets, and film crews in France. To meet the growing demand from platforms, the two national cinema industries are trying their hands a new form of collaboration rooted in France’s rich cultural heritage.
At the Heart of the Wave
Photographer Benjamin Thouard has made a home on the French island of Tahiti, a “surfers’ rock” halfway between California and New Zealand. Every day, he dives into the entrails of one of the world’s most powerful waves to dredge up truly breathtaking images.
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FROM THE NEWSDESK
COME ON OUT
Miami by Simone Lagrand
A CANVAS, AN ARTIST
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