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Louis Faurer, a sensitive observer

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The Parisian in camera gallery, in partnership with the Howard Greenberg Gallery, presents some twenty photographs by the American Louis Faurer (1916–2001), a close friend of Robert Frank, with whom he shared the fashion section of Harper’s Bazaar, both were attuned to the feverish rhythm of New York. “In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.” Susan Sontag’s very Fordian observation seems tailored to Louis Faurer (1916–2001) and his obscure destiny. What strikes one in the first place is his determination to put his native Philadelphia and his miserable […]

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