This work was produced within the framework of the large national commission "Radioscopie de la France: regards sur un pays traversé par la crise sanitaire" financed by the Ministry of Culture and directed by the BnF.

The fishermen, whose job is still listed as the most dangerous in France, oscillate between pride and concern. The sailors of the merchant navy, indispensable but invisible, are those who make the world go round, transporting 80% of the goods we consume. The sea, for better or for worse?

Words of seafarers collected during interviews conducted by the photographer, as well as during research interviews conducted by the Centre de Ressources d'Aide Psychologique en Mer (CRAPEM) of the Saint-Nazaire hospital.