A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre, Martine Ravache is an art historian, curator, and a photography specialist, who has worked as a researcher for the press and publishing for over twenty years. She publishes “Paranoid Looks” at Canoë editions. It’s a rare book. What I call a “real book”. A book whose writing and editing comes from the heart, with the passion of photography. “Paranoid looks” … What a funny title! “The word paranoia is not here to be understood in the pathological sense but rather in its vulgar meaning, in the manner of the filmmaker Robert Bresson when he questioned, in his” Notes on the cinematograph “*, about the name of the author of this famous quote: “One glance triggers a passion, an assassination, a war. “. A glance can actually be worth loving possession or police aggression. To watch is not only to see. We must distinguish the eye from the look. “Writes Martine Ravache in her introduction. For my part, I prefer the subtitle “Photography makes stories”. Stories, Martine Ravache has written seven of them in the...
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