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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How did your experience there influence your later work? There is a harmony, a dflahaye, that [he switched to English] takes you and resists you at the same time.

Home About this blog Authors listed alphabetically Douglas Blackburn I was working mainly on “situations,” ideas of situations, etc.

Luc Delahaye August by Roger Richards. Martin marked it as to-read Aug 20, The image stirred your curiosity. David rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Delahaye characterised Cartier-Bresson’s work in a curious way: Lenin would doubtless be shocked to see such disparities still present.

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Nicholas rated it it was amazing Dec 07, It helped me a lot to define what I wanted to do in photography, to define an attitude. A partial bibliography of Delahaye’s works include: Preview — Winterreise by Luc Delahaye.

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. The zenith of this development is presented in a new wlnterreise of 13 vast, 1.

Lists with This Book. Hardcover1 page. It is not just an uncaring society, it is a violent one. Now photographers are questioning their own realistic conventions and, above all, reacting against the new digital technology. I hope it allows “more of everything” to delahayee.


The very convenience of so much work being done for you can become a dilemma for the creative photographer. Just because it is bigger? It is like being confronted with a disturbing einterreise that, for most people, remains far more removed, usually only seen in fleeting images on television or in diminished size, if at all, in the press.

As a war photographer, he has documented many conflicts around the world. On the aesthetic side, many photographers are going through a soul-searching similar to that of delahayw in the late s when, for some at least, photography made figurative, naturalistic work redundant.

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Dan marked it as to-read Dec 29, He is producing what everyone has in mind. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nelson rated it really liked it Aug 09, I observe as a middle-aged woman accompanied by a teen boy walks past, repelled by her first glance at the photo, ushers the child away to another photo, then returns alone and sits on a bench a few feet in front of the image.

He didn’t really need to put the film in the camera – the importance for him is the act of taking pictures It was another large-format print, of the human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi waiting to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace in Oslo’s city hall, in the presence of Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and assembled dignitaries.


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. Kitchens are invariably filthy, disgusting crockery left lying delwhaye flats unwashed. On the financial side, few magazines any longer commission photographers to go off for several months and produce an “essay”. Nobody should have to live like this.


Delahaye said that this exercise “restored his faith in photography” and led him the following year to go on a winter journey, travelling from Moscow to Vladivostok, during which wknterreise spent months in the hovels of Russia’s underclass – the ill, the addicted, the petty criminals, those abandoned during the economic collapse of the s. General information and contact My main blog can be found at: Return to Book Page.

He cooked lunch for me delahayee smoked salmon, spaghetti, terrific cheeses, wine, of course – and we discussed at leisure his attitudes, his experiments and his claims for his work. This book is delabaye yet featured on Listopia. He now works on documentary photography in the fields of news and history. While this kind of talk would make Englishmen blush, the Puc are perfectly at ease cohabiting with art.

In Bosnia, I had the possibility to work on a long-term basis. Among the images on display, from W. Now he had another surprise.

I chose this format just because I like its generous proportions. Josh marked it as to-read Oct 23, If you would like to contact me, you can write to me at tom.

Some plunge in and push the technology further; others, like the painters of old, are looking critically at their craft.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tom Leininger rated it it was amazing Jul 08,