"JEAN-PHILIPPE CHARBONNIER. 300 PHOTOGRAPHS: 1944-1982". Collectif. Edition MAM/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - Paris Audiovisuel, 1983.
JEAN-PHILIPPE CHARBONNIER. 300 PHOTOGRAPHS
"JEAN-PHILIPPE CHARBONNIER. 300 PHOTOGRAPHS: 1944-1982". Collectif. Edition MAM/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - Paris Audiovisuel, 1983. in-8 carré, couverture toilée rouge sous jaquette photo (état d'usage). Texte en anglais, préface de Jean-Luc Monterosso "Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, the photographer of liberty", illustré de 293 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc in-texte, parmi lesquelles 48 ont été reproduites une seconde fois mais pleine page. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme du 27 Mars au 28 Août 1983 au Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
"For Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, self-awareness is the beginning of a lifelong romance with the camera, every glimpse of reality being simultaneously part of his dream. The artist does not consider photography to be just another kind of craft you could practice once you learned how to use a computer. Stills are unique because there is no way to teach magic or create feelings however sophisticated the technical device may be. Hence there is no need to hold any cultural passport to travel on Charbonnier's planet. The man you are about to meet act like a rebel without a cause: belonging to the eternal French dissenters, he could have been a writer, a philosopher, a poet or a director, his main purpose being protest... Charbonnier, who spent his life as a globetrotter, does not believe a photographer could be an anonymous news stringer. Moreover, as a privileged witness to many events, he always carried his character along with the camera, every shot becoming part of an experience you never can live twice. His work is like a diary where the real understanding of each image goes with the most careful reading of his notes..." Ref LPB0238