For more than ten years, we have been passionately looking for images that are only small in size. Called “snapshots” or called vernacular, they are amateur photographs, mostly black and white silver prints produced by the thousands during the twentieth century. Initially, we naively thought that the field of exploration would be limitless. Gleaned from the stalls of flea markets or from family albums, it seemed that it was enough to open the eye to pick one by one those photographic pearls that made our hearts beat. But little by little, we have seen the deposit dwindle. Of course, our...
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