Pierre Boulat

North Africans in Paris


In 1955, approximately 150,000 Algerians were living in France. They had come to compensate the lack of workers in the factories.With the beginning of the Independence War in Algeria, they raised the hatred, contempt and fear. Uprooted, exiled in a climate that was shivering, theywere assuming somehow unemployment and stigma and surviving in conditions of extreme poverty.