Gare de L’Île Rousse
A little girl gets on the train. L’Île-Rousse, Corsica, France. August 07, 2001
I shot this picture in 2001 when I was travelling alone to meet some friends in Bastia, Corsica. On that morning I came across the assassination of Jean-Michel Rossi, a former leader of the Corsican separatist A Cuncolta. Some 50 bullets were shot during the ambush. Jean-Michel’s bodyguard – Jean-Claude Fratacci – was also shot dead.
At that time, what most caught my attention was that just a few blocks away, in the small town center and in the train station, daily life was flowing apparently unaware of the dreadful terrorist attack.
L’Île-Rousse, Corsica, France. August 07, 2001