Has the class struggle disappeared? Not if we believe Warren Buffet, American billionaire, who said in May 2005 in an interview with CNN: "There’s class warfare, all right," (...) "but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning."
According to a recent INSEE study, between 2008 and 2016, the annual disposable income of French households fell by 440 euros. In 10 years, from 2008 to 2018, according to the magazine Challenges, the top 500 fortunes of France saw their wealth multiplied by 10, from 65 to 650 billion euros. The French society at the beginning of the 21st century is a profoundly unequal society.
The photo essay " Naître et en être " (to be born and to be one of them), inspired by the work of sociologists Monique and Michèle Pinçon-Charlot, tries to lift the veil on the mysteries of the Parisian high society and show what constitutes in social class an apparently heterogeneous group. More specifically, this work illustrates in images the strategies deliberately set up within the elite to foster self-segregation. 
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