Eugénie Baccot

Documentary Photographer

The desert of metal-heads

Botswana, the southern African country of roughly two million, consisting too of the hundreds of heavy metal music fanatics becoming an identity of great fame. It's been seven years since these metal-heads have been collomerating around Ghanzi, a village in the western Kalahari, an arid desert which occupies nearly 70% of the national territory, for the Overthrust Winter Mania Festival. (...)


From Wakaliwood, with love

US$200: the average budget for a film. The materials: frying pans and pvc pipes forming rocket launchers, condoms filled with red dye for exploding squibs. In short, shoestring. Welcome to Wakaliwood, a young emerging cinema industry which is booming in Uganda. (...)


Nsenene paradise

During its rainy season, Kampala, the Ugandan capital, takes on an eery lunar air. Swarms of grasshoppers, nsenene as they are called in Luganda, invade the muddy streets. (...)


The Stupor and Splendor of a Mega-Church

With one-million faithful, a church that seats up to 26,000 people, a television station, a daily newspaper, a training facility, a nursing home, a hospital: American and Brazilian Mega-churches have nothing over Korean Evangelical Yoido Full Gospel Church. It is the largest in the world. It has star-status in Korea which is now home to more Christians than Buddhists. (...)


Let's Get Lost in the Woods

Gaël, Philippe and Éric gave themselves a challenge: to survive several days in a hostile environment using only a knife. The group volunteered to be “dropped” into a survival situation while attending a survival course in the forest. (...)


Black Buddha

Ugandan Bhante Buddharakkhita is the first African Buddhist monk of the Theravada Tradition, and the only one. It was at 19 years old that was uprooted from his country to study in India, long before being ordained a monk. Today, he stands one of the most important Buddhist voices of Africa (...)


In the food-truck Jack!

Cuisine for the creation of social connections, such is the saying of the cooking workshops offered by the Food Bank of the Gironde. These workshops are like no other, organizes aboard a van equipped with six hotplates, an oven and two sinks. (...)


Pastor Lee's Home

The home of Pastor Lee is unlike any other in Seoul. Exemplified by the dozens of pairs of shoes littering the floor of the entrance, the countless rows of diapers strewn about here and there between the cracks of available cupboards and bookshelf space, the carpets of children lining the floors on both levels of the remaining yardage. (...)


The Survivors

Victims of acid attacks, hundreds of Ugandans live today wearing the stigma of their burns singed into their flesh. Barely burned or completely disfigured, each were the victims of the same crime which has become common place in their country. Family conflicts or relational tiffs, false identification or a settling the of a score; the reasons for the attacks are diverse and usually insignificant. (...)


De(consecrated)

Sold in 2013 by the Diocese of Bordeaux on the commercial website Leboncoin.fr, the future of the Chapel of Christ the Redeemer in Talence seemed all but a done deal. Constructed in 1907, the building now in in virtual shambles closed its doors in 2011. (...)


Of Rats and Men

On September 17, 2015, Oldemiro Júlio Margues Baloi, Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs, declared his country "Free of all known landmines.” Each landmines identified on some 11,124,446 m² of land was destroyed. (...)