"These pages will spontaneously combust.
Be careful. Charbon burns.
Accept me as I am"

— Alex Housset

CHARBON produced by KAHL Editions and curated by Black New Black Paris, gathered no fewer than 50 characters based in Paris, all of whom play a role in shaping the creative singularity.

Entering the intimacy of the alternative Parisian scene, CHARBON portrays a new generation of artists: authors, photographers, illustrators, performers, musicians, poets.

Tristan Boisvert, Guillaume de Sardes, Hannibal Volkoff, Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola, Igor Dewe, Alcibiade Cohen, Régina Demina, Paul Franco, Juliette Seydoux, Maison Métamose, Marie Beltrami, Elsa Bres, Tom de Peyret, Léonie Pernet, Chill Okubo, Cuco Cuca, Sina Araghi, Simon Thiébaut, Alexandre Bavard, Jacob Khrist, Florent Mateo, Uèle Lamore, Guillaume Héry, Emma Burlet, Garance Marillier, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, Julien Boudet...



78 minutes
Feature documentary
A Movie directed by Elora Thevenet

Have you noticed how good people look at night?
Paris and Parisians grow bright and witty when the sun goes down. I fell in love with the people of the night. When you go out enough, you start dividing the world in two: daytime Parisians and night-time Parisians. I mean all sorts of strange and exotic creatures.
These characters, of all different sexual orientations, have a ball and give themselves over to the night.

Thankfully, the night never has and never will cease to be a perpetual stage for different scenes. Idlers, artists, punks or dandies, they all tell stories of beauty, decadence and revolt.
The nights I enjoy are the ones gathering those who create and light up true Parisian nightlife, its characters, its intrigues, and at times, its filth.

My muses may not be yours, my monsters may not please you.
— Massimiliano Mocchia Di Coggiola

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Entering the intimacy of the alternative scene all around the world. CHARBON is the first publication of the collection.