Happy Bastille Day: Photographer Sarah Moon On "Delpire & Co." (PHOTOS)
Today is Bastille Day, and we could think of no better way to celebrate the Fête de la Fédération than by sharing the work of prolific French publisher, art director, film producer, and curator Robert Delpire.
Delpire was turned on to photography as a 23-year old medical student, after becoming the editor of the cultural bulletin for doctors. That same year he published a photography journal entitled "Neuf" (for "nine" and "new"), that would evolve to include works from photography greats like Brassai and Cartier-Bresson.
One of Delpire's pivotal contributions to photography was publishing the work of an unknown, Robert Frank. "Les Americains," the seminal collection of American everyday life as seen on Frank's road trip, have become key visuals of American life. Delpire also ran a publicity agency, organized exhibitions at the Centre National de la Photographie, and became the first French publisher of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are."...