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Roger-Viollet Agency : Collections from the French newspaper “France-Soir”


From the 1960s to the 1990s, the French newspaper “France-Soir” had a circulation of over a million copies and counted 25 photographers who illustrated the pages of its numerous daily editions. 24/7, Bernard Charlet, Michel Pansu, Jacques Boissay, André Grassart, to name but a few, took turns and covered news about politics, sports, show-business and news items…

The photographic collections of the newspaper “France-Soir”, counting 12 million pictures, from the daily newspaper production from 1946 to 2000 and the archives of “Paris-Soir”. In 2012, the collection for the 1980-2000 period was sold by his last owner and was pre-empted by the State on behalf of the City of Paris, completing the whole archives. They are now all kept, inventoried and digitized by the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris and are distributed by the Roger-Viollet agency.


Agence Roger-Viollet

6, rue de Seine 75006 Paris

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