Photograph by Eric Bouvet

Sylla Sadia, 52 years old, a baker is photographed in Paris

“Bread is life. It was like during wartimes — so many people came to buy bread. All day there was a long line

“I had to work a lot to learn [the trade]. I had respect when I was a kid in Guinea, but here in France I learn the work — this is the country of workers

&”I am the owner of the bakery, and my son works with me. I have 6 employees. The lockdown is strange. It is a dark period without visibility. I am anxious

“As an African, I am privileged to be the owner of a bakery but France gave me everything. For sure I have worked hard, I take care of people, I respect people, so… here I am with the culture and the education, we will survive.”