Bénédicte Desrus

Documentary Photographer + Photojournalist
     
Dreaming big
Location: Marseille, France
Nationality: French
Biography: Bénédicte Desrus   is a French documentary photographer working worldwide. After 20 years of living abroad, including 15 in Mexico and four in East Africa, she returned to her home country in July 2021 and is currently based... read on
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Dreaming big
Copyright bénédicte desrus 2021
Updated 02/05/21
Location Mexico City

DREAMING BIG


In Mexico, the first and only women’s national ice hockey team, the Selección femenil de México de hockey sobre hielo, is defying expectations.


Founded in 2012, in a country where ice rinks are expensive and rare, they became the first Mexican team in the historically male-dominated sport to advance to the second round of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games qualifiers in 2016. They now have their sights on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. 

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Education in indigenous communities during school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.

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When I grow up

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Dandora

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By Bénédicte Desrus / Kampala, Uganda — THE PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS  IN  UGANDA Uganda has criminalized homosexuality for over a..
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