Created in 1982 by publisher Robert Delpire, the “Photo Poche” collection has one hundred and fifty-nine titles today. If a hundred are devoted to men, only a dozen concern women, not by deliberate choice but by lack of recognition granted to women photographers by institutions and the photography market. The “big names” who emerge from exhibitions and publications are, for the most part, male. However, from the first hour, women photographers existed and they are numerous! Aware of these disparities, Robert Delpire wished to devote to them a three-volume box set covering the entire history of photography. Authors from all over the world are gathered here. This building block in the history of women photographers is a contribution and not an exhaustive inventory. It is an invitation to discover more and more. The choice of images finally testifies to the subjective tastes of Sarah Moon and Clara Bouveresse: these photographs astonished, marked, moved them … Hopefully they will touch and arouse the curiosity of readers keen on photography.
Photo Poches n° 160, 161 and 162 (Box)
Preamble, introductions and biographies of Clara Bouveresse Iconographic selection of Sarah Moon
Format: 12.5 x 19
Box of 3 volumes, each comprising 144 pages