“Somehow, I like being where you do not expect. It’s not because I like “poetic” photography at the Boubat or Frank that I do not like, or do not know how to appreciate something else.

Moreover, from the beginning of the 1970s, I had photographed in 50 mm the cinemas of the American Western, and all the signs or symbols of the myth of cowboys and Indians.

This is how one day I found myself consciously at Düsseldorf, wanting, in my own way, to pay tribute to this famous photography school. How to do ? I do not use a room! But with the rigor of the 50 mm to which I believe hard as iron, it was possible to photograph as is this modern contemporary city. At 50 mm, no deformation or effect and so, I could register in this approach Düsseldorfian.

“Walking in town, simply, and also a little by car by arriving and by leaveing, points of view always very true, I photographed the avenues, the buildings, the angles of meetings especially, just to document the city. And considering the choice of 24 x 36, back I decided to keep the small postcard format and not to do “great formats”: no question of Singer. Small formats allowed me to keep the spirit of this school.
Knowing the passion always fed for her Régis Durand, with whom I enjoyed creating projects for years, I asked him if he would be interested in writing a great text felt on this school he has long contributed to publicize in France. B.P.

Hors Collection
245 x 187
Relié couverture cartonnée
41 photo dutone
48 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-528-9
Press review

Bernard Plossu


Plossu Bernard, born in South Vietnam in 1945, he grew up surrounded by photographs of the desert taken by his father when he went skiing on the dunes of the Sahara in 1937 with Roger Frisian-Roche. Modesty, sensuality, emotion, joy, here is what is the “sap” that already permeate the images of the self that landed in Mexico in 1965 and 1967 to join his grandparents. Travel as a Mexican issue 15 years later its editor Claude Nori. A book that, as the creator of Ed. Contrejour has become a sort of bible for a generation suddenly uninhibited by his freedom of tone and its intimate and poetic vision.

Régis Durand

Auteur, Commissaire

Regis Durand born on December 5, 1941 in Sarlat-la-Canéda, is a French art and commissioner’s critique specializing in the field of photography.
Aggregated from the University, State Doctor (Paris III University, 1975), Regis Durand taught American literature and cinema from 1968 to 1993 in the universities of Bordeaux then Lille.
From the early 1980s, it is critical art, especially for the Art Press journal, where it is long holder of the “Photography” section.
Publication in 2017 Un art incertain – Mutations de l’image photographique at Filigranes.