American athletes Larry James, Lee Evans and Ron Freeman (left to right) on the winner's podium for the 400-meter relay at the 1968 Olympic Games. Mexico City, Mexico. 1968. by Raymond Depardon.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Raymond Depardon
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement about American athletes print from Raymond Depardon on the back of print
"Night has fallen, it is the month of October 1968. The crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City is full of joy. Tommie Smith and John Carlos have given their Black Power salutes, and now it is the turn of Lee Evans, Larry James and Ron Freeman to echo the gesture of protest and raise their fists at the 400-meter medal ceremony."
Raymond Depardon, born in France in 1942, began taking photographs on his family farm in Garet at the age of 12. Apprenticed to a photographer optician in Villefranche-sur-Saône, he then left for Paris in 1958. He joined the Dalmas agency in Paris in 1960 as a reporter, and then in 1966 he co-founded the Gamma agency, reporting from all over the world. From 1974 to 1977, as a photographer and filmmaker, he covered the kidnap of a French ethnologist, François Claustre, in northern Chad. Alongside his photographic career, he also began to make documentary films: 1974, Une Partie de Campagne and San Clemente.
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