French Photographer Captures Unique Places and Cultures

French photographer Sidney Léa Le Bour travels the world to capture breathtaking shots of unique places and people. Among her works, are photos of a petroleum spa in Azerbaijan, a wrestling competition in Turkey, and limestone quarries in Egypt. “Color and people are two important characteristics of my work,” she writes on her website.

“I try to find a balance between going abroad to make new reportages and spend time back home to prepare and communicate on these works,” she told wertn. “It’s a huge part of our work, not very well known. When you imagine a reporter, you always think of her or him traveling around and having amazing adventures far away. But, every travel is prepared. We need to find new projects and ask ourselves ‘Why do I want to go there?’, ‘What do I want to tell?’, ‘Will it be a story that nobody ever covered?'”.

“When I discover an odd tradition, a curious sport or anything else that I didn’t know about, I always want to see that by myself,” she explained. “That’s how and why I covered so many unexpected events. Sometimes it’s just a picture on the internet that arouses my curiosity, sometimes I hear about these places because people know that I’m interested in those. And, It’s endless because the more reportages I make, the more I hear about other places.”

Take a look at some of her striking photographs.