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Roger Parry in Tahiti

jeudi 05 octobre 2017

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  • Coucher de soleil avec en ombre chinoise et une goélette, Roger Parry 1932
    Coucher de soleil avec en ombre chinoise et une goélette (Sunset with shadow figures and a schooner), Roger Parry 1932
    (C) Ministère de la Culture - Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Roger Parry

Roger Parry was 27 years old when he set sail for the islands of French Polynesia. His report was published by Gallimard in 1934 with the participation of Malraux.

Instead of a quest for exoticism, his photographs attest to an intense gaze, with unembellished portraits of men and women that are somewhat reminiscent of certain paintings by Gauguin.