Eugénie Baccot

Documentary Photographer

May God Save the (Drag) Queen!

It's been 4 hours since Tony Soto locked himself in the back kitchen of an after-school activities center located in a trendy neighborhood of San Francisco. Magnificently applied makeup, perfectly fitted leopard skirt and blonde wig at bay, Tony, known under the stage-name The Queen of the Night, is finally ready. (...)


Dr. Nabil's Puppets

Created in the 10th century as a means of expression and protest, shadow puppet theatre, a popular art, nearly disappeared from the Egyptian stage. The disappearance of the last puppeteer masters only made a dismal fact all that heavier, the Egyptian traditional folk theater traditions first influenced by the arrival of Persian nomads in the Middle Ages are lost swiftly by the new whims of foreign influence. (...)


The Movement of Christian Surfers: for the passion of the waves and Christ

Runners, bodybuilders and skaters are not the only ones to find themselves with their hair flapping in the breeze on the beaches of California. Surfboards in hand, Christian surfers don their typical Hawaiian printed shirts and sunglasses. (...)


The Clowns of Fekat

Their felt caps, red noses and make-up bags are stored in a metal closet on the top floor of the Addis Ababa government hospital. Like every morning Dr. Meron and her colleagues Ahmed, Shimeles and Berhanu arrive discreetly through the back door. (...)


Hands Off the Breasts!

It’s Monday in Yaoundé. Hair is all well braided, and regulation pink shirts washed. Cathy abruptly asks, “Who, among you, has ever had their breasts ironed”? (...)


Diane: All Around Cowgirl

In the main room, the walls feature a complete cowboy outfit: stirrups and straps of all sorts. From her living room, Diane, with her long salt and peppered braid dangling across her back and cowboy hat never very far from reach, can observe the vast land handed down to her from four generations of Bohna before her. (...)


Starry Africa: Under the Tent

An acrobat hoisted onto an imposing vegetable basket that has become a throne; a human pyramid leaning on a mesob; the Ethiopian palm leaf dining table; juggling with a bobbin of cotton. In Addis Ababa, eleven African circus troops gathered for a festival in Ethiopia, in accord with their traditions seeking to invent an aesthetic specific to the continent. (...)


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. (...)