Sunday, November 16, 2014

The founder of the Rencontres d’Arles photography, Lucien … – TF1

Lucien Clergue “fought for the photo to be recognized as an art form in France,” said his daughter Anne Clergue Saturday. She said that her father had died after a long illness. “He finds Manitas de Plata, Cocteau and Picasso to heaven,” said she commented recalling the long friendship between his father and these personalities, including legendary guitarist died Nov. 6 and he discovered at a festival gypsy.

Lucien Clergue, famous for his nudes and landscapes of the Camargue, is also the first photographer entered under the dome in October 2007. He is also responsible for creating the National School of Photography Aries in 1982. The Rencontres d’Arles – dozens of photographic exhibitions from mid-July to mid-September – created in 1970 annually attract thousands of amateurs and French foreign tourists.

“I photograph the Camargue for 50 years and yet my best days is when I’m on the beach on Sunday Faraman and I photograph what is pass, “said in 2006, Lucien Clergue, author of some 800,000 photographs and 75 books. Her naked in the waves and sand landscapes are among his most famous series of works.


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