The Park is My Church
If we take into account the narratives, sacred stories and spirituality surrounding basketball culture, it makes no doubt the sport should be considered as a religion.
The regulars share a lifestyle, beliefs and all commute on the same universal sanctuary : The Park.
No matter its location, the functions are the same - physical outlet, education, social integration - but its holy dimension resides in its capacity to heal wounds, like an outdoor confessionnal with a hoop as the priest.
As an active member of this community, I started capturing these heavenly visions in 2004 - from my hometown in France to more than 50 cities across the globe - highlighting the hallowed architecture and landscape of each playground. This endless photographic pilgrimage of mine is my reverence to basketball.
- I'm a believer.