The book is part of a collection called 36 vues.
The first was dedicated to Bernard Plossu. The second to Pierre de Vallombreuse.
It was the email that accompanied his sending that touched us:
I dedicate this book to my daughter-in-law whom I no longer see having left the United States and divorced. It would be very kind if you put it. I would be very touched.
This book, Anaïs, will allow you to read stories that you have already heard, like those on the Palawans of the Valley that I have told you so often. In anticipation of a trip to them, you had even started to learn their language, you were five or six years old. Unfortunately, sweetheart, violence has returned to the mountains of Palawan. It’s very dangerous and I can’t take you there anymore. So I go back alone with my friends! In case I don’t tell them to you, here are other stories that you don’t know yet, so much the better because they are not always very happy, so take your time to read them, my little Anaïs
If everyone was like you, I wouldn’t have had to write these sad stories or photograph them. You are our future, and thanks to you, I want to believe that it will be beautiful.
This is the story of a little boy who dreamed of being Mowgli. The story of a nomad photographer who lived six years in the jungle. From Borneo to Rajasthan, via Tibet, Pierre de Vallombreuse had a thousand lives and testified in images to the agony of the last indigenous peoples.
Poetry Wanted is a French publishing house specializing in photography. The 36 vues collection invites a photographer to tell, in his own words, the story of thirty-six of his images.
Stone of Vallombreuse 36 views
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