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Marc Garanger (1935-2020) by Françoise Denoyelle


Photographer Marc Garanger, well known for his portraits of Algerian women taken during the Algerian war, died on April 27, 2020 in Lamblore (Eure-et-Loir) he was 85 years old. Historian Françoise Denoyelle, who knew him in the 1970s and attended him all his life, traces his journey for A l’oeil. Marc Garanger, dignity above all else and therefore prefers empathy. In the history of photography, Marc Garanger will remain the author of Femmes algériennes (1982) which is not much in terms of the importance of his work, but the density of the subject, the accuracy of the gaze of this already professional young man carried high the requirements which will nourish his work to come. I met Marc at the end of the 1970s, he published Togliatti (1965) a report with his friend the writer Roger Vailland on the funeral of Palmiro Togliatti, secretary general of the Italian Communist Party. He told me about the trip with Vailland that he had known since 1957-1958. I looked at the images of the militants, the gesture of the working world worthy in...

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