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Claude Dityvon

Claude Dityvon

A Forgotten World

In 1967, Claude Dityvon began to tackle a subject which would become a constant preoccupation throughout his career: the working man. Numerous large and personal series of photos have resulted from this interest, such as the one detailing the construction of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 1993. This exhibition presents many previously unseen images and highlights the exceptional modernity of Claude Ditvon’s approach to a photographic genre which usually contents itself with a documentary-like recording of the facts. It reveals the photographer’s genuine empathy with these men: it shines through his poetic and mysterious images, in which the movements of bodies seem almost choreographed, as if part of a ballet. By playing with light and contre-jour effects, Claude Dityvon amplifies the gestures of these workers and his photos are a magnificent tribute to their labour.

 

Contents
60 modern black & white framed prints. Frame size: 50 x 60 cm

Packing
The exhibition is delivered ready to hang with the prints in black metallic frames divided between three boxes.

 


Marée noire du Torrey Canyon, Perros-Guirec, 1967
© Claude Dityvon

 

 
Jeune mineur, Lens, 1968
© Claude Dityvon

 

 
Usine de charbon, Brest, 1974
© Claude Dityvon

 
Fenaison, Meyssac, Corrèze, 1977
© Claude Dityvon

 

 
Construction de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, 1993
© Claude Dityvon