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DUREAU, George ( New Orleans, 1930 - Kenner, 2014)George Dureau. The Photographs

New York,  Aperture 2016 - Prima edizione (First Edition)

Text by Philip Gefter. 98 Black and white photographs by George Dureau

Cm 31x26,  pp. 160 Rilegato tela con tavola fotografica applicata al piatto anteriore (original full cloth with photographic inlay to front cover)  Perfetto (Mint)

George Dureau, The Photographs is an album of the great photographic portraits made throughout the forty years of Dureau's artistic career—a New Orleans romance between the photographer and his subjects. All of Dureau's exquisite photographs, many of them nudes, were made in his studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans, or on the city's streets. He began photography for the pleasure of photographing his lovers, and as research material for his paintings. Only later on did he begin to take his photographs seriously as works of art in their own right. Many of his subjects became part of Dureau's “extended family,” whom he photographed on different occasions over many years.