Educational and cultural projects (Brazil)


Projects to support basic education in the slum areas of Fortaleza, state of Ceará in Northeastern Brazil.

Photography assignment for GACC - Grupo de Apoio às Comunidades Carentes

Casa da tia - 3’ (preview only), VO. Eng. sub. (Brazil)


An intimate look into the workings and customers of a crack den in Pelourinho, the historic centre of Salvador de Bahia - UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Fair on Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care (Mozambique)


HIV/AIDS Awareness and Educational activities held in a peripheric neighbood of Maputo.

Photography assignment for UNAIDS -  Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

Portraits (Brazil, Mozambique, Burma, and DR Congo)


Series of portraits of ordinary but marginalized people I met in Brazil, Burma and Mozambique in the context of different projects. They face daily discrimination because of their gender identity, disability, drug addicton, prostitution and/or HIV/AIDS.

Post-primary education for repatriate refugees (Burundi)


The repatriation of refugees from Tanzania after years of forced exile is source of many challenges, among which the access to education, where a construtive reinstatement is at stake. The RET has several projects in Burundi to assist returnee integration through national language learning, the strenghtening of schools and infrastructures, and life skills courses.

Video reports for the Refugee Education Trust (RET)

Forced displacement and malnutrition (DR Congo)


Conflicts have a direct impact on food security, drastically compromising access to food. The war is going on and off in eastern Congo since 1996. Often forced to flee as violence escalates, people uprooted by conflict lose access to their farms and businesses, or other means of local food production and markets.

Video reports for Action against Hunger

From the mother to the child - the chain of hope (DR Congo)


This film is about Maggy and Emilie, two young and HIV positive congolese women who are at the frontline of the HIV response in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

Video report for UNDP - the United Nations Development Program

Community ART groups: Self-forming groups of people living with HIV/AIDS (Mozambique)

FILM 4 min.FILM 10 min.

Scaling-up antiretroviral treatment in countries with a high AIDS burden and human resource shortages: How can health systems react to such challenges? MSF team in Tete rural province launched a pilot project that adresses this crucial question. Here is their answer: an innovative model of ART delivery built around the concept of self-management with a community-based approach that has the potential of making the scale-up of ART a reality in Mozambique and other Southern African countries.

Video reports for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

Multiplatforms Campaign on Gender Equality (DR Congo - South Kivu)


The Multi-Platform Awareness and Advocacy Campaign «Tugawe» («Let’s Share») promotes gender equality on the social, political and economic levels through women empowerment and gender-sensitive training to all actors, women and men, in eastern Congo and around the world.

1/ An itinerary large-scale outdoor documentary photography exhibition project with     international repercussion that will mark the launch of the Campaign in October 2010;

2/  Radio spots, Roundtables and workshops on gender role stereotypes in South Kivu;

3/  An Interactive Website with educational value. (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Exchange Views (ex-Free Advice) initiative in partnership with L’Observatoire de la Parité, with the financial support of monusco (United Nations agency) and the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.

Mother and child healthcare (Burma)


MSF teams provide primary and secondary health care, including antenatal and postnatal cares, mother and child consultations and nutritional support predominantly to children under five years. Each clinic has a therapeutic feeding center where malnourished children and their mother  receive supplementary food.

Photography assignment for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

Multiplatforms project on Gender issues (Mozambique)

Elaboration of a book and an audio slideshow featuring graduated women’s life experience from Niassa, a patriarcal and very traditional province in Northern Mozambique. The material is to be distributed in schools in Niassa province in order to encourage girls and women to pursue their studies.

Multimedia assignment for Intermon Oxfam

HIV/AIDS program (Burma)


For the last 15 years, MSF/AZG has been working in Myanmar, providing basic healthcare with a focus on malaria, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections. In 2003, MSF started a program for people living with HIV/AIDS, including counselling, nutritional support, treatment of opportunistic infections and essentially anti-retroviral treatment (ART). These activities are implemented in twenty clinics in rural and urban settings including Yangon and three other states.

Photography & video assignment for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

Health-related Millenium Development Goals (Mozambique)

Creation of a Picture Portfolio on health related topics.

Photography assignment for WHO - the World Health Organization

Awareness Campaign on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Mozambique)


Production of an Information, Education and Communication kit (posters, postcards and DVD) that highlights discrimination issues, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the society with special focus on Gender issues, and advocates for the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Project supported by Handicap International & the Austrian Development Cooperation

Indigenous Queens of the Juchitán (Mexico)

TEXT: Caroline Chapeaux 〮PHOTOGRAPHY: Eliane Beeson


In Juchitán de Zaragoza, an indigenous town in the southeast of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Zapotec women manage business and economic life. Juchitan is often regarded by many to be a matriarchal society: a type of social organization very rare in the world. Synopsis-Juchitan-French.pdf

Freelance work for magazines

Muxes: Transvestites in a land of Machos (Mexico) (TO BE UPDATED)

TEXT: Caroline Chapeaux 〮PHOTOGRAPHY: Eliane Beeson


According to myth, God entrusted San Vicente with a difficult task: he had to carry a bag filled with homosexuals, and had to spread them all over the world. Upon arriving in Juchitàn de Zaragoza, San VIcente’s bag accidentally split open. That’s why Juchitàn is now called “the land of Muxes” (homosexuals in the indigenous Zapotec language).

Freelance work for magazines

Multiplatforms Campaign on Gender Equality (DR Congo - South Kivu):

“Heavy Loads” - Photography exhibition

large format prints

Portraits of a representative sample of women and girls who work as carriers in the Kivu provinces of eastern Congo. Thousands of women in eastern Congo work as “carrier women”. They are part of the landscape, for many they are invisible.

The exhibition was shown:

  1. -at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels, Belgium, in October 2010;

  2. -in the streets of Bukavu, capital of South Kivu, DR Congo, in the context of the third World March of Women in October 2010;

  3. -at Aliance Française in Bukavu in November 2010;

  4. -at the New York Photo Festival in the context of the collective exhibition “Human Kind” in December 2010;

  5. -in Dakar, Senegal, in the context of the World Social Forum in February 2011;

  6. -in June/July 2011 at Turku in Finland - European capital of culture 2011.

The exhibition won an award at the New York Photo Festival in May 2011 and will be shown in several cities in Belgium in November 2011.

Multiplatforms Campaign on Gender Equality (DR Congo - South Kivu):

Heavy Loads - Documentary film

in pre-production (trailer)

The two eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo are labeled «the worst places in the world to be a woman». A series of conflicts ravages the region on and off since 1996, and violence against women never ceases. «Heavy loads» features the journey and struggle of «carrier women», who seem to carry on their back the extreme burden of DR Congo social, economic and political situation.

Exchange views & European Social Documentary/ Zelig school

Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care (Mozambique)


Various types of HIV related projects in Xai Xai and Maputo, including testing and counselling, health services, pediatric treatment, home-based care services, food assistance, support to orphans and vulnerable children, prevention with children and young people through life-skills education and income generation.

Photography assignment for UNAIDS -  Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

General Elections (Mozambique)


On the 28th October 2009 the 4th general elections took place in Mozambique. Multiparty democracy was introduced in 1992 after the signing of a peace deal that put an end at 16 years of civil war. FRELIMO (Frente de Liberação de Moçambique) party is in power since independence from Portugal in 1975. In 2009 Daviz Simango, funder of the recently created third opposition party MDM (Movimento Democrático de Moçambique), represented a challenge to Frelimo’s supremacy.

Freelance work for magazines

Awareness Campaign on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Mozambique):

“Double Discrimination” - Photography exhibition

Posters (48x60cm) & large format prints (60x80cm)

Studio portraits of a representative sample of women and girls who live permanently with a disability due to injury or illness attributed to sociocultural and environmental factors. The photographs are combined with testemonies of the inequalities and rights violations people with disabilities experience, as well as informations and insights relevant to the causes and consequences of disability in Mozambique (including beliefs and attitudes towards disability). The initiative gives priority to women and girls as they face multiple forms of discrimination and are more likely to be victims of abuse and exclusion.

Each poster is linked with one of the eight general principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Awareness Campaign on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Mozambique):


DVD PAL 16:9, 15’, VO Port. Eng./Port. sub., 2009

Lucas and Isaura are blind. They live and work in Maputo city, and they have similar aspirations as the rest of the population. They practice activities generally available exclusively to people without disabilities and they are perfectly integrated in society. However, they often encounter barriers and negative attitudes. This short film aims to give a positive perception about people with disabilities, to briefly describe the physical and social barriers they face on a day-to-day basis and thereby demonstrating the importance of the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the Mozambican government.

Awareness Campaign on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Mozambique):

Organizations for People with Disabilities (DPOs) & their activities in Mozambique

Postcards (10x15cm) with braille transcriptions

Photography of activities such as Braille education, contemporary dance, swimming, music, athletism and vocational training (computer, massage, arts & crafts, for example) to promote awareness of the capacities and contributions of persons with disabilities.

Each postcard is linked with an article of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Multiplatforms Campaign on Gender Equality:

Internally displaced women and girls in the ongoing conflict (Colombia)


Interactive website with artistic, academic and institutional content on violence against women in the world.

Exchange Views

Human Rights Watch Honors Top Rights Defenders (Mexico)


Human Rights Watch honors Sister Consuelo Morales for her courageous efforts to end impunity for security forces and aid victims of abuses in Mexico’s “war on drugs.”

Human Rights Watch

Purépechas: The Guardians of Angels (Mexico)

TEXT: Caroline Chapeaux 〮PHOTOGRAPHY: Eliane Beeson


Every year on November 1st, Mexican cemeteries enliven with color, feasting and lamentation. In the light of candles and shadows of graves, families gather for a unique meal with their dead relatives. This macabre and poetic pre-Colombian ritual is recognized by UNESCO as part of the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, illuminating the soul of onlookers and bereaved alike.

synopsis-fiestadead-eng.pdf, Synopsis-gardiensdesanges-French.pdf

Freelance work for magazines

Mayans: the Prophets of Apocalypse? (Mexico & Guatemala)

TEXT: Caroline Chapeaux 〮PHOTOGRAPHY: Eliane Beeson


December 2012: As we near the end of its 5,200 year cycle, the Mayan calendar has inspired many to believe the end of the world is nigh. Everywhere new “prophets” are on the rise. But what do modern-day Mayans think about this prophecy? This article is a field survey into the 2012 phenomenon. synopsis-maya-eng.pdf, Synopsis-Maya-French.pdf

Freelance work for magazines

Kings and Queens of the Ring (Mexico)

TEXT: Caroline Chapeaux 〮PHOTOGRAPHY: Eliane Beeson


In the center of a pulsating Mexican arena, the battle of Good versus Evil ensues.  Through a series of destructive aerial acrobatics, masked wrestlers of both sexes clash in a theatrical array of violence and humor. Colorful, passionate and punching - the show is an explosive look at gender issues in modern-day Mexico.synopsis-lucha-eng.pdf, Synopsis-Lucha-French.pdf

Freelance work for magazines