Sunday, 2 October 2011
Paris and french style...
… during the WWII
Kodachromes you could see on this post are extract to 270 photos Andre Zucca took during the German Occupation of Paris was shown collectively to the public for the first time. They were deliberately pedestrian: velo-taxis waiting for customers, bicyclists, well-dressed citizens strolling along the boulevards and in the parks, commuters in the Metro, crowed cafes, nightclubs and swimming pools full of young fashionable people. But all these photos challenged the collective memory reinforced by movies and books: the Paris under the German Occupation was a dreary place, black-and-white hell of hunger, humiliation and resistance.
Posted by French cancan at 12:40