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(Marc Garanger) (Femmes Algeriennes 1960)


Biarritz: Atlantica, 2002, Softcover
Condition: Good, Shelfwear, Rubbed edges, Edges are slightly yellowed by aging. There is a heavy bumped corner on top of spine.(See the photo.) Pages are excellent condition.

Shipped from Germany

In 1960, Marc Garanger (1935 - 2020) completed his military service in Algeria. As a pacifist and anti-colonialist already trained in photography, he became the photographer of his regiment. The French army had decided to give identity cards to the people gathered in "grouping villages" in order to better control their movements. Marc Garanger will photograph nearly 2,000 people in 10 days, the vast majority of them being women since most of the men had joined the guerrilla. These women were obliged to unveil in order to be photographed and these images bear witness to the violence that is being done to them. To make these portraits Marc Garanger remembered Edward Curtis’ photographs of Indians.

Marc Garanger kept the negatives with him and some of his photographs started to be spread. He was awarded the Nièpce Prize in 1966 but it was not until 1980 that they were screened at the Rencontres Internationales de la photographie in Arles and until 1982 that they were published by Contrejour.