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[VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS] NORI, Claude (ed).
Contrejour issues 1-14.
(Paris: Contrejour, 1975-78).
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14 issues, [Issues 1-7; 9] 3 leaves (415 x 600 mm), folded twice; [8; 10-12] 4 leaves (415 x 600 mm), folded twice; [13; 14] (318 x 238 mm), pp.30, [2]; [32], self-wrappers, saddle-stitched. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. Occasional toning, marks and wear. A very good to near-fine set.

A complete run of 14 issues of Contrejour, the influential French photography magazine. Contrejour was established in 1974 in Montparnasse by Claude Nori and a group of photographers and critics which included: Patrick Chapuis, Arnaud Claas, Alain Dister, J.-C. Gautrand, André Laude, Jacques Marchois, Carole Naggar, Bernard Perrine, Bernard Plossu, Didier Romand, Christian Sarramon, and Roger Vuillez. The following year a gallery was opened and the publication of this magazine began. Contrejour holds an important place in the history of French photography, the gallery quickly became a meeting place for the discussion and promotion of contemporary photography from France and around the world, and in particular work from the United States. In 1978 the gallery closed and the magazine ceased due to financial pressures but the publishing side of the business continued and flourished. The final issue includes a one-page guide to publishing your own photobook. Ref.: Dictionnaire des photographes, p.100.

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