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Best of September 2019 : Jean Marquis : In Memoriam

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Monday, September 2nd, 2019. It’s back to school. Parents accompany their little ones for the big jump in life. It was nice this Monday at Rambouillet. Jean Marquis, 93 years old, also left surrounded by all his family. He leaves us a magnificent body of work. Françoise Denoyelle   Jean Marquis: From the stage to the darkroom Jean Marquis had chosen the theater, the limelight, the free life of a performer, and the vertigo of words. In the games of love and chance, he threw his lot with Susie Fischer: a whirlwind romance. Aged twenty-three, in 1949, the young man had left the commune of Armentière, Lille, and the world of Pavillon Bleu on the banks of the Deûle, and headed for Paris. He continued to work in theater as a stage assistant. There followed his marriage with Susie, Robert Capa’s cousin, and his introduction to the legendary reporter, the heart and soul of Magnum photos agency founded and run by young photographers. Susie was part of the group and focused on marketing the images. Jean took some photos of...

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