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In Memoriam : Frank Horvat (1928-2020)


Frank Horvat is dead! One of the last giants of French photography just disappeared. We devoted a whole day to him in 2013: here it is, with a great video by Philippe Abergel made a few months ago. You will find in our archives ten other subjects or so on Frank Horvat, this extraordinary photographer! Jean-Jacques Naudet   Born in 1928 in Italy to parents who were doctors, Jews and from Central Europe, Frank Horvat lived successively in Switzerland, Italy, Pakistan, India, England and France, where he settled at the end of the 1950s. , while traveling regularly to the United States and traveling frequently to Europe, the Americas and Asia. His career as a photographer was influenced, in 1950, by an encounter with Henri Cartier-Bresson, which determined him to adopt the Leica and undertake a two-year trip to India, as an independent photojournalist. The black and white images he produced there earned him his first successes – notably his participation in the exhibition “The Family of Man” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 1957, he...

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