On My Street

Bela’s intimate black and white photographs of a Parisian banlieue expose not only the violence around him, but also the beauty, humour, and love.

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Street photographer Bela provides us with an intimate glimpse into the lives of the residents of Creteil, a banlieue (suburb/outskirts) on the South-Eastern edge of Paris.
These undercurrents of urban life are generally inaccessible and hidden, due to their reputations for being rough, dangerous, and hostile. But through his portraits, Bela manages to capture a multifaceted perspective of the people and the life on his street. He exposes not only the violence around him, but also the beauty, the humor, and the love.

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 View Bela’s entire photographic collection here and here. 

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