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Old July 9th, 2009, 11:04 PM
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Default Red faces in Paris as 'destroyed' Cartier-Bresson snaps resurface



Reuters Image: Henri Cartier-Bresson



The French Government, after a flood and inspection by the famed photographer, Henri Cartier Bresson, agreed to destroy all the damaged prints. However, they keep turning up for sale! One was confirmed to have been printed solely for one exhibit. Still the government claims otherwise!

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Old July 10th, 2009, 02:52 AM
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Yes, this is again a great moment of french administration state-of-art.................
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Old July 10th, 2009, 05:39 AM
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If only it could be for the younger photographer's benefit… but that's not the case…
Our government has no real interest for art and culture (despite the recent nomination of Fréderic Mitterand, nefew of a former President). Sarkozy does think (and said it!) that culture is not interesting as it does not get into economy…how false!
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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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If only it could be for the younger photographer's benefit… but that's not the case…
Our government has no real interest for art and culture (despite the recent nomination of Fréderic Mitterand, nefew of a former President). Sarkozy does think (and said it!) that culture is not interesting as it does not get into economy…how false!
France is in an organized position to increase the role of French culture because of it's unparalleled contribution to the idea of a nation state with universally applauded principles and one of the richest music and artistic sources we have known. The school system is defined from above. So if they "got it" they could be making films that would change our ideas of what things are and could be. That would bring billions to France!

One good thing about Obama is that he's increasing funding for the arts!

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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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One good thing about Obama is that he's increasing funding for the arts!
And his "friend" Sarkozy (as sarkozy says) doing the contrary!
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Old June 29th, 2011, 07:39 AM
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I don't know much about Cartier-Bresson, but this all sounds quite scandalous. I am very curious to learn more about these photographs, and way they were destroyed to begin with. I wonder what could be so bad about them that the French government would want to delete them from history. I will have to do a little research.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Hi, Asher,

If only such red faces could be mitigated by white balance color correction!

Best regards,

Doug
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