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Jean-Philippe Charbonnier - Chemins de la vie, Editions du Cap, 1957, Monte Carlo

 

Hardcover cloth bound with dust jacket, text by Philippe Soupault.

"Charbonnier shows that activities such as eating, dancing and making out on the street take place in similar circumstances throughout the world.
He demonstrates less of a sentimental streak than the American Steichen, and this fine book ends in a welter of ambiguity, a mixed message to say the least.
As in life, the going gets tough as we approach the finale. Firstly, two images - of a man ill in bed, and of an operation - are followed by a picture from one of Charbonnier's most renowned series. At the end of World War II he photographed the execution of a French collaborator and he reproduces an image from that sequence here: the man walking to the place of his death, accompanied by a priest.This grim photograph is followed by slaughter in an abattoir, before the final image turns things around once more. Two children walk down a country road, and the painful journey through life begins again." (The Photobook: A History Volume I)

Pages: 164
Place: Monte Carlo
Year: 1957
Publisher: Editions du Cap
Size: 27 x 21 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. I picks here






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Hardcover cloth bound with dust jacket, text by Philippe Soupault.

"Charbonnier shows that activities such as eating, dancing and making out on the street take place in similar circumstances throughout the world.
He demonstrates less of a sentimental streak than the American Steichen, and this fine book ends in a welter of ambiguity, a mixed message to say the least.
As in life, the going gets tough as we approach the finale. Firstly, two images - of a man ill in bed, and of an operation - are followed by a picture from one of Charbonnier's most renowned series. At the end of World War II he photographed the execution of a French collaborator and he reproduces an image from that sequence here: the man walking to the place of his death, accompanied by a priest.This grim photograph is followed by slaughter in an abattoir, before the final image turns things around once more. Two children walk down a country road, and the painful journey through life begins again." (The Photobook: A History Volume I)

Pages: 164
Place: Monte Carlo
Year: 1957
Publisher: Editions du Cap
Size: 27 x 21 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. I picks here