Erich Lessing expresses his doubts on the role of the photographer and his real ability to change the world, and explains why he turned away from news photography to get involved in politics. John Vink minimises his words by reminding us of the role of the photographer, which is to be a witness to what's going on in the world. Lessing also highlights the importance of the Visa Pour l'Image festival in Perpignan, which he considers to be "the last refuge for photo journalism".
Report on the history and organization of the Vienna Philharmonic. This key institution in the world's musical landscape is in the middle of a revolution since it will now be accepting female musicians within its ranks.
A turbulant, talented character, a jack-of-all-trades, an architect and designer, Philippe Starck is responsible for many contemporary creations. Now, he's interested in decorating a Parisian restaurant, a new source of inspiration for his know-how and his fantasies.
Julia Kristeva, psychoanalyst, discusses her itinerary from Bulgaria to France. She jokes that she is in France because of General de Gaulle and his idea of extending Europe from the Atlantic to the Ural. In fact, she obtained a scholarship to come study in Paris, and then stayed there, as she became enthusiastic about the bubbling intellectual atmosphere that reigned there before 1968.