Opening Luc Delahaye’s book of photographs we start as we mean to go on, with a scavenger looking across a landfill site in the snow, a sack. Luc Delahaye made his name as a photojournalist and war photographer. The result was a pocket book, Winterreise, the title a reference to. Inside my backpack, I had two books: Raymond Depardon’s Voyages, and Luc Delahaye’s Winterreise. Every day, I would thumb through these.

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We were in Delahaye’s apartment in Montmartre, a geographical position that in his case gives off misleading signals – this is the Paris of the Moulin Rouge, of Doisneau’s romantic canoodling snapshots, at best of Cartier-Bresson.

Baghdad, from Luc Delahaye’s book, “History”.

This site uses cookies. Nicholas rated it it was amazing Dec 07, General information and contact My main blog can be found at: At the heart of the discussion was the financial and artistic crisis that photojournalism is currently going through. The young shown sharing this degradation warn that the cycle will be repeated, a suspicion confirmed by a page of snapshots of children in a police file.

Refresh and try again. Nelson rated it really liked it Aug 09, delhaaye Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Josh marked it as to-read Oct 23, In Bosnia, I had the possibility to work on a long-term basis. Lyc are glimpses of pride among the ennui but they are rare — a woman scrubbing her floor, houses with tapestries on the wall — but overwhelmingly there is sense of indifference; the overwhelming impression is of cheap shoddiness, plastic tablecloths, ersatz lives of quietly pointless desperation.

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War was one of them. Wendy added it Jun 21, There is not a smiling face in the entire book, and a considerable number feature people delahyae drinking or drunk, or taking drugs. I began trying to convey a more tactful version of my question when suddenly Delahaye said something startling: I wanted to confront myself to something extreme.

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American capitalism, tellingly of an unhealthy kind, has managed to find a toe-hold in this unpromising environment.

It took up an entire wall of the museum, the print measuring 8 feet wide by 4 feet high. A partial bibliography of Delahaye’s works include: His only act as a photographer was to put the coin in the slot. Jan 21, Rob rated it it was amazing. As a war photographer, he has documented many conflicts around the world. The images he shot along his journey, taken in the only available light of low-wattage electric bulbs, are raw, garish, red smears of human destitution, the tawdry furnishings a physical extension of the debauched bodies.


There are some rare examples of commercialism though: She looks intently, then gets up for a closer look, nose almost touching the glass.

A window is shown in close-up; surrounded by dank moss and with pot plants on view inside, the building seeming to be one step from disappearing into the landscape. Preview — Winterreise by Luc Delahaye. So, to consolidate their careers, photojournalists are inevitably looking to book production and the galleries.

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Return to Book Page. I don’t think I had subjects in the past. A psychiatric patient with a heavily bruised face is a sign that such social conditions are not conducive to empathy. Tom Leininger rated it it was amazing Jul 08, I like the density of the small format. Just because it is bigger? Books by Luc Delahaye. How did your experience there influence your later work? To ask other readers questions about Winterreiseplease sign up. There is no known artistic background. Dan marked it wlnterreise to-read Dec 29,