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Diego Goldberg – 1980’s


In 1980 we moved to New York to work with Eliane Laffont at Sygma USA. Perhaps the highlight of those years was my work with François Mitterrand. While in France I had been covering the Socialist Party and when Mitterrand decided to be a candidate again for the presidential elections I wrote him a letter with a project to document his campaign from the inside, with total access to his private and political activities. I appealed to his sense of place in history and the importance of preserving those moments for future generations.

To my surprise ( why would he accept such and idea from an argentinian photographer ? ), he said yes and so began an intense period of daily contact during the one month long campaign that culminated in his election as the first socialist president of France. (see Mitterrand chapter)

Diego Goldberg


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