Grant Park, Chicago. August 1968. by Raymond Depardon. 6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print. Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper. Signed on verso by Raymond Depardon. Mint condition. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Statement from Raymond Depardon on the back of print “Grant Park, Chicago. August 1968.”
“It is the Democratic Convention, the crowd invades the park…
There is a feeling of festivity above all directed toward protesting the Vietnam War. A young woman walks toward the soldiers of the National Guard, who guard access to the convention. I had just enough time to make this photograph.”
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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