The New In Colors - Le tricolore revient en vogue - 25/130 © 2015 CHANT WAGNER
130 Street Photographies after the Paris Attacks - 130 photographies de rue après les attentats de Paris - In Memoriam
Paris, a city reputed for its fashion scene, had never really professed a love for the tricolor flag, unlike the British playing with the Union Jack motif without any complexes...
Relegated to being a symbol of has-beenhood and staunch, primal patriotism only seen in soccer supporters, the urbanites would have rather frowned upon bleu, blanc, rouge as being oh-so not ironic enough to merit the Parisian seal of approval.
Things changed after November 13, 2015, especially around the time the French government requested to bedeck with the national colors.
It remains to be seen whether this movement of patriotism will leave a lasting mark - and not be just another fashion trend. As of today, you can spot lasting displays of tricolor flags on Parisian buildings. It works. As you lay eyes on them, they remind you that there is a new sense of collective French destiny, not felt so tacitly and emotionally since WWII.
This photo is part of a series capturing the atmosphere of Paris after 11/13 in 130 pictures, one each day for each of the 130 Paris Attack victims.
Fascination - 23/130
Hacking It - Le système D - 18/130
Recueillement - Meditation - 16/130
A Month Later - Un mois plus tard - 14/130
I Love You - M - Je t'aime, M - 11/130
Under Shock - Sous Le Choc - 8/130