Published by La Fabrica. Text by Juan Manuel Bonet, Ricardo Vazquez.
Born in 1945 in Dalat, South Vietnam, French photographer Bernard Plossu has traveled extensively throughout his life, immersing himself in the cultures of Chiapas in Mexico, the American West, India, the Aeolian Islands and Niger. Bernard Plossu: The Still Hour gathers 106 images taken over the course of 30 years from Plossu’s travels in the South of France, Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey. In these black-and-white snapshots, the omnipresent white light eclipses people in a visual exercise that reflects on the real dimension of landscapes and architectures; the images shape a timeless space in an almost surrealistic, dreamlike journey through time and light. Widely regarded as a leading figure in French photography and long admired by generations of young people in France, Plossu is sure to transfix audiences internationally with his light-filled look into the slow-moving, sea-loving culture of the Mediterranean.
Published by Aperture/Fundación Televisa. Edited by Salvador Albiñana, Juan García de Oteyza.
For more than 15 years, French photographer Bernard Plossu took extended trips to Mexico to photograph people, landscapes and a culture in flux. ¡Vámanos! Bernard Plossu in México captures the bohemian adventures of this traveler’s four journeys, the first in 1965–66 and the last in 1981. His black-and-white and color images have transfixed generations of young people in France, who cherish him in the way young Americans celebrate Jack Kerouac. Plossu’s romantic vision encompasses coquettish women, peasants at work, fog-wrapped trails in the jungle and waves lapping at sandy beaches. Yet Plossu is also aware of poverty and the challenges facing a modernizing society, and his photographs capture the nobility of all his subjects. Containing more than 300 photographs and organized into chapters representing each of his Mexican journeys, this is the first compilation of Plossu’s Mexican work.
French photographer Bernard Plossu (born 1945) has described photography as "the meeting place between delirium and absolute peace." Europa demonstrates his viewpoint, showing urban Europe in all its speedy, glittering intensity, as well as its serener counterpoint--the gorgeous countrysides. Culled from hundreds of photographs, Europa brings together the most memorable and spontaneous of Plossu's European shots from the 1970s to the present.
Published by Exhibitions International. Text by Lewis Baltz, Charles-Arthur Boyer.
So Long is filled with black-and-white prints of Plossu's years in America, capturing everyday scenes and everyday people--from surfers in Los Angeles to picnics in the Midwest to the cold cityscapes of New York. The feel is of an intimate picture diary of a road trip across America.