Provence is so full of stereotypes and clichés. This photo is different. It captures scenes from life in the Provencal village of Roquebrune sur Argens in 1979. A major difference: this photo is taken from the inside, on the spot. The inhabitants of Roquebrune sur Argens might have refused to be photographed. André Abbe is different: André is one of them, born in the village, from an old farming family.
This collection is part of the book “Roquebrune en images” (only available in French). It’s the work of a photojournalist who has traveled the world without ever leaving his native village for long.
The photographer’s eye, the journalist’s pen, the stories of a native of Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Var).
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Goal no. 1: save a unique photo collection of Provence and the world between 1970 and 2000 by digitizing André Abbe’s 100,000 archive photos by 2030.
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