Salesse. Nouveau Monde. Michaël Houlette. Daniel Coutelier (eds.)

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography on February 10th, 2016
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French photographer Henri Salesse observed through his lens a radically changing France in the second half of the 20th century. Although creating this unique work as a civil servant photographer of the Ministry of Reconstruction and Urbanism, Salesse’s medium-format photographs reveal that he went beyond his mere task of providing a “technical verification”. Salesse grasped the deep transformation of his contemporary France.

In 80 images and a concise introduction by Michaël Houlette and Daniel Coutelier, the exhibition catalogue Nouveau Monde allows a unique insight into the socio-economic context and the state of reconstruction in France from the post-war years until the 1970s.


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