Barricade built out of movie posters. Rue Saint Michel/Rue de Lyon, near the Bastille, France. May 24, 1968. by Bruno Barbey.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Bruno Barbey
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Bruno Barbey on the back of print “Barricade built out of movie posters. Rue Saint Michel/Rue de Lyon, near the Bastille, France. May 24, 1968.”
“This photo was taken in May ’68 during the student demonstrations in Paris.
On this occasion, the students were also protesting against the Vietnam War. I worked with natural light without using a flash. The students were building barricades with everything they could find on the street, including this movie poster.
By an astonishing chance, the French title of this movie |Police Sur La Ville” (“Police in the City”) reflected well the situation in Paris.”
Bruno Barbey, born in Morocco, has dual nationality – French and Swiss. He studied photography and graphic arts at the École des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. From 1961 to 1964 he photographed the Italians, considering them as protagonists of a small ‘theatrical world’, with the aim of capturing the spirit of a nation.
Bruno Barbey began his relationship with Magnum Photos in 1964. He served as Magnum vice president for Europe in 1978/1979 and as President of Magnum International from 1992 to 1995.
Over five decades Bruno Barbey has worked in all five continents and covered wars and conflicts in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in the world’s major magazines and he has published over 30 books.
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