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In Memoriam : Alain Desvergnes by Bernard Plossu

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“Alain Desvergnes came to see me several times when I lived in New Mexico; it was during the preparation of the exhibition on photographers in New Mexico, with Mora. And also of the evening on Africa where he put together the photos of Marc Allégret from the Congo with my photos from the Sahel. There, that day, we went to the Indian pueblo of Santo Domingo, and Alain had fun walking on the rails of a derelict railway track! He loved the United States. It was good, in the silent wind of the gigantic American West, to walk… He was a great guy, remained very adventurous and did not take himself seriously! And yet, he did, important things !!! What he left as traces in Arles is great. The school, but also the meetings, the parties… And as a photographer, his Old South was a series so strong, so fair, so lived in! He will remain very present to all those who knew him. ” Bernard Plossu  ...

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