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Deming, 1981 - Plossu

Deming, 1981
Bernard Plossu (French, born South Vietnam, 1945)
Fresson print, 9 5/8 x 12 1/2 in.
Gift of Bernard Plossu from the New Mexico Photographic Survey Project funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1985

Bernard Plossu is a French photographer, born in Indo-China. He began to photograph in the Sahara Desert at age 13, and at 20 joined a two-year ethnological expedition to Mexico. He has travelled constantly ever since, working mainly in black-and- white, and treating the photograph as a means of self-reflection. Plossu spent many years living in Taos. His work served as a critical link between American and European photography in the 1970’s and 80’s.


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