NOOR - Freegan
Maude Girard is a French photojournalist based in Paris.
A graduate from journalism school, she also holds a bachelor degree in Arabic from the prestigious INALCO and a master’s degree in cinema studies from the Sorbonne.
She has worked for media (online and print) in the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt and Lebanon. She has also worked for several production companies in France.
Maude maintains a strong focus on photographic and visual creativity throughout her work, capturing everyday life or major events, always defining key moments of social change.
She is currently working on the millennial generation, on how they live through and react to their social and economical environment.
On the 3rd of February 2016, French parliament adopted a series of measures against food waste. Including in particular, provisions to prevent supermarkets from throwing food and make the unsold unfit for human consumption. However, some have not waited for the law to fight against food waste. Since November 2015, an unusual canteen, the Freegan Pony, has been occupying former premises of Porte de la Villette in Paris, under the ring road. Created on the initiative of a group of young people, the restaurant offers vegetarian menus made with the daily unsold of the Rungis market.