Text by : Emmanuel Carrère & Christian Caujolle
Publisher : Éditions de La Martinière
Release date : 2014
ISBN : 978-2732464985
Book size : 23,7 x 28,7 cm
Language : French
In 1993, Darcy Padilla met Julie Baird during a report at the Ambassador, one of the hotels in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, which serves as an annex to the overcrowded hospitals. She followed her for 18 years, until her death, bearing witness through her to poverty, broken families, drug addiction, AIDS, violent relationships.
From the back streets of San Francisco to the backcountry of Alaska, this book tells the story of Julie’s life through births and deaths, losses and reunions, small joys and great pains.
A poignant epic of life and death that takes shape through the photographs of Darcy Padilla and the words of Emmanuel Carrère.