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The urban shepherd of Paris - photo essay

Julie-Lou Dubreuilh has been a shepherd for seven years in Paris and its suburbs, and founded the Clinamen collective in the city. The photographer Abdulmonam Eassa spotted her flock in the French capital and went to her village to meet her

The sheep gather around the table for lunch. The Guardian
The sheep gather around the table for lunch. The Guardian

Julie-Lou Dubreuilh, 41, is of French origin and works as a shepherd in Paris and its suburbs. She joined a group of urban shepherds and then moved to the suburbs and founded the Clinamen collective.

“For 10,000 years, sheep have lived with men: we have forgotten that sheep are capable of many things, like walking on a sidewalk, staying calm, stop[ping] at red lights. The sheep of the urban shepherds are city dwellers, born in the city. The city is their medium, like us. The proof: the urban flock hate flies like any good city dweller.”

Updated: November 19, 2019 04:36 PM

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