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Author: Roger Grenier; Alice Yaeger Kaplan
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Most attempts to generalize about photography as a medium run up against our experience of the photographs themselves. We live with photos and cameras every day, and philosophies of the photographic image do little to shake our intimate sense of how we produce photographs and what they mean to us. In this book that is equal parts memoir and intellectual and cultural history, French writer Roger Grenier contemplates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Roger Grenier; Roger Grenier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Grenier; Alice Yaeger Kaplan
ISBN: 9780226308319 0226308316
OCLC Number: 809911100
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published as Dans le secret d'une photo, ©Éditions Gallimard, Paris, 2010"--title page verso.
Description: viii, 109 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Posing for portraits --
Baby box --
Agfa --
A summer in the lab --
Negative of a nude --
All that's lLeft is the smile --
Because of a Leica --
A new Agfa --
Backlighting --
On the télépherique --
A photo of the train station at Tarbes --
The poor man's Rollei --
A victim of Heidegger --
The curse of the Voigtländer --
Another woman and a Leica --
One of the fine arts --
Colors --
Forcing --
The jar --
Charles Dullin's bedroom --
Saint-Germain-des-Prés --
The saxophonist --
Destinies --
One, two, three! --
The Canon and the photographer --
Atrocities --
The beach at Ostia --
An angel of the streets --
News photos --
Gisele's grudge --
Police interference --
To each his photographer --
An official image --
A source --
In exile --
The swan song of the Olympus --
Of dogs and goats --
The dialectic of the portrait
Other Titles: Dans le secret d'une photo.
Responsibility: Roger Grenier ; translated by Alice Kaplan.

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