« From 1997 to 2003, I organised one-day celebrations in twenty-five sites around the world. Each time, a hundred young persons were invited. Each of them was given a disposable camera.
Using the thousands of photographs taken on these occasions, I invented Le plus beau jour de ma jeunesse (The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth).
From Morocco to Japan, from Burma to Cuba, from Cambodia to Sweden… it seemed to me that this image of youth in the world resembled the festive and playful atmosphere, the happiness regained, of my first staged photographs taken twenty years ago. » Bernard Faucon