Photo Trouvee by Michel FrizotPhoto Trouvee by Michel Frizot

Photo Trouvee

byMichel Frizot, Cedric De Veigy

Hardcover | November 14, 2006

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A Unique Collection of 285 Amateur Photographs; Compiled by Michel Frizot and C+-dric de Veigy. "In the hands of amateur photographers, the camera is unpredictable; itcaptures the things we wish to preserve, but not always intended. . . .Perhaps we recognize our own feelings in other people's gestures, our owntroubles in their turmoil, and our own small pleasures in their privatemoments."Michel Frizot C+-dric de VeigyMore than a billion new photographs are taken every week.A child's firsthesitant steps, a sunny summer day at the beach, a couple's embrace, afamily dinner--all intimate and universal aspects of everyday life whichresonate emotionally with every individual.Photographs capture and freezethese moments.Collected and viewed together a photo album of the world isproduced. PHOTO TROUV+#137;E is a unique collection of 285 amateur photographs found,collected, and edited by the eminent French photohistorian Michel Frizotand the photographic researcher C+-dric de Veigy.Gathered and discoveredat flea markets and antique shops over a 20 year period, these photographsof everyday life from the past and the present, with subjects that areimmediately familiar, conjure up familiar images and emotions.Frizot andVeigy's aim in this collection was, "...to give these images back toeveryone who has taken a photo and would love to take a longer look atit." These photographs once belonged to hundreds of now anonymous men and women,both young and old, poor and rich, suburbanite and urbanite, capture socialevents and individual portraits, natural and urban landscapes, still lifesand everyday objects.Above all, they reveal moments and situations, whichonly photography can freeze and make visible. Viewed in one album, the photographs form what the authors call ananthropology of the ordinary'.The images have been selected as much fortheir atmosphere and universal feelings of humanity as for their intrinsicquality as photographs, often provoking more questions than they answer.With the tremendous growth of the influence of amateur' photography withinprofessional photographic circles, provoking the interest of such figuresas Martin Parr, this beautiful object and its exceptional picture editingwill catch the attention of picture editors, researchers, and allphotography enthusiasts.
Title:Photo TrouveeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.88 × 6.88 × 0.88 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0714845795

ISBN - 13:9780714845791

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