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Only Human

Short Photo Story #1 Anamorfose photo gallery 7 April – 3 May 2013


Cover illustration: Gabrielle de Montmollin, Bird Woman – Gull, 2003 Back cover illustration: Unknown Photographer, Dickinson, Polaroid, +/- 1970

Exhibition catalogue “Only Human, Short Photo Story #1” 7 April – 3 May 2013

AnamorFose.be Nieuwstraat 11 B-8870 Izegem, Belgium Phone: + 32 476 49 19 71 xavier@anamorfose.be www.anamorfose.be © 2013 Xavier Debeerst


Only Human The human figure is omnipresent in photography. It is the subject that is a mirror to the viewer. The viewer seeking recognition or acknowledgment, but often finding rejection. A confrontational approach to life in all its aspects : birth, beauty, love, murder, death. A chaotic image of life in pictures from different periods and styles: portraits, nudes and documentary. This Short Photo Story focuses on the work of the Canadian photographer Gabrielle de Montmollin. In a short series she tells a story set in an imaginary world populated by mutilated dolls, each of them metaphors for the human condition. Women en femininity play an important role in her work which in itself is very experimental and highly provocative. Vintage prints by Willy Kessels(B), Fernand Dumeunier (B), Gustave Marissiaux (B), Henri Martinie (F), Alexis Delcroix (B), Frantisek Drtikol (CZ), Gerhard Riebicke (D), Kurt Reichert (D) and unknown photographers.

Short Photo Sories Remember the photo novel? This fascinating narrative genre used to be very popular. A short story consisting of photos and text balloons (Fumetti). It is this genre that inspired us for seven short exhibitions in 2013. No classic stories but thematic exhibitions : we provide the captions, the viewer provides the text balloons. Each Short Photo Story is in itself and is not a sequel to another exhibition but together they give a very good impression of the visual expressive power of photography.


Gabrielle de Montmollin Artist Statement In my photographs I try to suggest interior states which are mirrored in conditions in the world around us. These are some elements which are central to my work: Dolls I use dolls as stand-ins for real people because of their power of allusion. From the earliest times humans have believed that souls or spirits existed in every object. From this, it was a small jump of intuition to think that if you fashioned a human-like object it could possess the soul of ancestors or beings with supernatural powers who might act on your behalf. The mystical belief in the power of effigies continues to this day. Modern dolls, made of plastic, and manufactured by the millions can cast a similar spell. It is easy to think that they possess lives of their own and are the repositories of unknown consciousness. A child playing with a doll attributes a personality to it. A child’s play is often subversive and perverse. I approach dolls in the same way. In our society these figures are loaded with meaning. Those meanings are always in the back of my mind, but the figures are also personalities who exist primarily as players in the mysteries I am exploring. Animals and Masks Animals are part of our world, we are all aware of them in different ways and yet we can never truly know what they are thinking. Animals fascinate me because their representation so easily suggests duality. Duality is unsettling, mysterious and present in all of us. The use of masks in my photographs also represents what is hidden and can never be known, and reinforces the sense of strangeness, ambivalence and latent alienation. Objects An important element of my work has been the use of discarded, thrownaway dolls and toys which I buy in thrift stores. Recently I introduced precious, valued objects to mix in with my company of throwaways. Objects have secret lives which we can only guess at and treasured things have a great power to evoke feelings beyond themselves into other worlds. My art is based on imagination; I am interested in storytelling, play and mystery. The ‘meaning’ of my images is never set, I invite viewers to discover their own narratives within each picture and those stories are just as definitive as the narratives in my mind when I am making the photographs. © Gabrielle de Montmollin, 2009


Gabrielle de Montmollin Elle était si belle # 1 2008, Canada Lambda Print 20,2 X 30,3 cm Edition of 8 prints Comment made by Gabrielle de Montmollin about this photos: “In my photographs I try to suggest interior states which can also be projected as behaviors or conditions in the world around us. In my series “Elle était si belle”, I am exploring the theme of physical beauty, and all its enthrallments and provocations. This work also raises questions regarding celebrity, voyeurism, female identity and the cult of youth.”

Gabrielle de Montmollin Elle était si belle # 2 2008, Canada Lambda Print 15,4 X 25,7 cm Edition of 8 prints

Gabrielle de Montmollin Elle était si belle # 3 2008, Canada Lambda Print 16,3 X 20,2 cm Edition of 8 prints


Gabrielle de Montmollin Elle était si belle # 4 2008, Canada Lambda Print 16,2 X 20,2 cm Edition of 8 prints

Gabrielle de Montmollin Elle était si belle # 5 2008, Canada Lambda Print 16,7 X 20,2 cm Edition of 8 prints

© Gabrielle de Montmollin Bird Women - Auklet 2003, Canada Contemporary gelatin silver print 49 X 38,9 cm Edition of 6


© Gabrielle de Montmollin Bird Women - Eagle 2003, Canada Contemporary gelatin silver print 49 X 38,9 cm Edition of 6

© Gabrielle de Montmollin Bird Women - Emu 2003, Canada Contemporary gelatin silver print 49 X 38,9 cm Edition of 6

© Gabrielle de Montmollin Bird Women - Mallard 2003, Canada Contemporary gelatin silver print 49 X 38,9 cm Edition of 6


Š Gabrielle de Montmollin Bird Women - Gull 2003, Canada Contemporary gelatin silver print 49 X 38,9 cm Edition of 6

Gabrielle de Montmollin Train Time Is Any Time #1 2000, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm

Gabrielle de Montmollin Miss Milligan and La Belle Lucie, at the dance #1 2002, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm


Gabrielle de Montmollin Miss Milligan and La Belle Lucie, at the dance #2 2002, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm

Gabrielle de Montmollin Train Time Is Any Time #2 2000, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm

Gabrielle de Montmollin Miss Milligan and La Belle Lucie, at the dance #3 2002, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm


Gabrielle de Montmollin Miss Milligan and La Belle Lucie, at the dance #4 2002, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm

Gabrielle de Montmollin Train Time Is Any Time #3 2000, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm

Gabrielle de Montmollin Miss Milligan and La Belle Lucie, at the dance #5 2002, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm


Gabrielle de Montmollin Miss Milligan and La Belle Lucie, at the dance #6 2002, Canada Vintage silverprint 40 X 50 cm


Catalogue


Willy Kessels Double portrait, (id 1165,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Mint 29 X 22,5 cm 2500,0 Euro

Charles Gaspar Portrait, (id 2718,0) +/- 1920, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 23.3 X 17.3 cm 200,0 Euro

Herman Lauwaert portrait, (id 650,0) +/-1935, Belgium Bromoil, Mint 18.5 X 14.5 cm 210,0 Euro


Fernand Dumeunier Portrait, (id 3727,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 22,5 X 17 cm 1500,0 Euro

Jos. Rentmeesters Madame Butterfly, (id 1826,0) +/- 1920, Belgium Vintage silver print (large size print), Excellent 22.5 X 16.7 cm 250,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Deux garรงons, (id 3887,0) +/- 1910, Rwanda Vintage silver print, Very Good 16 X 11 cm 75,0 Euro


Selma Genthe Nude exercise on the beach, (id 3755,0) +/- 1920, Germany Vintage silver print, Excellent 10,5 X 14,6 cm 500,0 Euro The Dresder photographer Selma Genthe published in the 1920er years her photos in numerous books about body culture. She worked with the dance and gymnastic teacher Dora Menzler and illustrated her books "Gestaltete Bewegung", "Kรถrperschulung der Frau", "Die Schรถnheit Deines Kรถrpers". Selma Genthe's studio completely burned out in Dresden, 1944. Her archive can be found in the collection of the Folkwang Museum Essen

Unknown photographer Masks, (id 4770,0) +/- 1950, France Vintage silver print, Poor 22,4 X 16,5 cm 100,0 Euro

Dr. Marcel Dutrieux Le Thorax en position Frontale, (id 1944,0) 15/09/1924, Belgium Vintage silver negative print, Good 39 X 29,7 cm 200,0 Euro


Huigens, R. Dévotion, (id 1132,0) +/- 1935, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 39,5 X 29,2 cm 350,0 Euro

Edward J. Steichen M. Auguste Rodin, (id 4633,0) 1911, United States Photogravure, Excellent 24,1 X 16,8 cm 1350,0 Euro Photogravure from Camera Work #34/35, 1911. Edward J. Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. He was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz' groundbreaking magazine Camera Work during its run from 1903 to 1917. Steichen also contributed the logo design and a custom typeface to the magazine. In partnership with Stieglitz, Steichen opened the "Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession", which was eventually known as 291, after its address.

Willy Kessels Opening of a sport institute # 2, (id 3109,0) 03/1937, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 11,8 X 16,3 cm 650,0 Euro “Inauguration de l’institut d’Education Physique Foundation Hugo Audrieu” Album traces on the back of the photo. References Ronny Gobyn, De massa in verleiding, De jaren ’30 in België, Ludion, ASLK, Brussel, 1994 Geheugenverlies / Amnesie, Willy Kessels, photographe, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 1997 Christine De Naeyer, Willy Kessels, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, 1996


Willy Kessels Nudist Camp Linkebeek # 51, (id 3111,0) 1931, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 22,9 X 17,1 cm 900,0 Euro The nudist camp “Mieux Vivre” in Linkebeek, Brussels was founded on 13/04/1930. It was closed down in 1931 by the police. At that moment Willy Kessels was there and photographed the arrest of the members. References Ronny Gobyn, De massa in verleiding, De jaren ’30 in België, Ludion, ASLK, Brussel, 1994 Geheugenverlies / Amnesie, Willy Kessels, photographe, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 1997 Christine De Naeyer, Willy Kessels, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, 1996

Unknown photographer Ballspiel in der Frühlingssonne, (id 3162,0) 03/04/1939, Germany Vintage silver print (Press photo), Very Good 12 X 17,4 cm 250,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Piramide of gymnasts, (id 3167,0) +/- 1920, France Vintage silver print, Very Good 8,4 X 13,5 cm 45,0 Euro


Vanden Hautte, Ludo Marketplace, Mechelen, (id 1224,0) +/- 1910, Belgium Pigment print, Excellent 17,1 X 21,9 cm 200,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Dance masks, (id 3929,0) +/- 1930, No country indicated Vintage silver print, Excellent 20,7 X 16 cm 350,0 Euro

Ed Davis (?) Ronnie Davis (?), (id 2596,0) Summer 1958, No country indicated Vintage silver print, Excellent 11 X 8.5 cm 170,0 Euro Photographers information is not sure.


Anonymous Carbon arc treatment, Institute of Ray Therapy, (id 767,0) 18/02/1938, UK Vintage silver print, Excellent 15.3 X 20.6 cm 300,0 Euro

Unknown photographer A U.S. soldier views the body of a six-years-old boy, (id 1989,0) December 1944, Belgium Vintage silver print, Good 18,9 X 24 cm 500,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Ces vivants parmi les morts sont ils encore des vivants, (id 1994,0) +/- 1944, Germany Vintage silver print, Good 23,3 X 19,4 cm 500,0 Euro


Jules Lejeune La Promenade 4 (two prints), (id 4830,0) +/- 1920, Belgium Vintage silver print, Good 28 X 22,9 cm 800,0 Euro Set of 2 prints of the same subject: 1 large paper negative and 1 smaller positive print.

François Le Diascorn Antiquaire, (id 3316,0) No date, France Vintage silver print, Excellent 16,9 X 24,6 cm 400,0 Euro Handwriten text in pencil on the back of the photo “Antiquaire (Roulers) Belgique - Vente d’uniformes Nazis”

Gustave Marissiaux The family, (id 960,0) +/- 1910, Belgium Platinum print, Excellent 16,8 X 23 cm 300,0 Euro


Gustave Marissiaux The sisters, (id 961,0) +/- 1910, Belgium Vintage silver print, Very Good 22,3 X 17 cm 350,0 Euro

Anonymous Sun Worshippers, (id 228,0) 21/11/1937, UK Vintage silverprint, Very Good 19,2 X 24,1 cm 250,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Cuba, (id 279,0) +/- 1950, France Vintage silverprint, Excellent 25,4 X 17,6 cm 250,0 Euro


Anonymous Bende d’escros à l’accident du travail, (id 312,0) 31/07/1929, France Vintage silverprint, Very Good 11,6 X 10 cm 400,0 Euro

Anonymous Les voleurs de coffres-forts, (id 318,0) 25/04/1929, France Vintage silverprint, Very Good 5,4 X 5,2 cm 400,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Crimescene #4, (id 375,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silverprint, Excellent 11,8 X 16,9 cm 450,0 Euro


L. Dutron He’s off, (id 4015,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 38 X 29,2 cm 450,0 Euro

Robert Kayaert Portrait de Michel of Ghelderode, (id 1060,0) +/- 1960, Belgium Vintage silver print, Mint 25.8 X 20.3 cm 500,0 Euro

Alkis Platides Pro Markarios demonstration, (id 1061,0) +/- 1970, Greece Vintage silver print, Mint 39 X 28 cm 500,0 Euro


Robert Kayaert In the Mines, (id 2018,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silver print, Very Good 15,7 X 20,7 cm 350,0 Euro

Emile Rombaut Portrait, (id 848,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Bromoil Transfer, Excellent 19.8 X 15.9 cm 1000,0 Euro Emile Rombaut (1886 - Antwerp 1935) was an amateur photographer and the driving force of the "Photoclub d'Anvers". Last exponent of Belgian pictorialism. His technique was typically pictorialist (bromoil, gumprint and transfers) but his compositions were of a tempered modernism.

Roger Populaire La sonate Ă Kreuzer, (id 4396,0) 28/9/1932, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 22,6 X 28,7 cm 850,0 Euro


Rudolf D端hrkoop (attr) Portrait of a young lady, (id 5130,0) +/- 1900, Germany Vintage silver print, Excellent 16,8 (23,7) X 11 (17,9) cm 850,0 Euro

Willy Kessels Profile of a beautiful young lady, (id 5132,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 23,5 (30) X 17,5 (24) cm 850,0 Euro

Fernand Dumeunier Fernad Dumenunier at lunch (3 photos), (id 5133,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 11,7 X 13,3 cm 950,0 Euro Set of 3 photos probably made by his wife.


Willy Kessels Beautiful young lady #1, (id 5134,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 17,2(30) X 23,2 (24) cm 850,0 Euro

Robert Kayaert In the Brussels tramway, (id 5135,0) +/- 1955, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 15,7 (20,6) X 20,6 (25,4) cm 350,0 Euro

Willy Kessels Beautiful young lady #2, (id 5136,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Very Good 23,5 (30) X 17,3 (24) cm 650,0 Euro


Josef Prosek Portrait of Josef Sudek, (id 5137,0) 1964, Czech Republic Vintage silver print, Excellent 27 X 21,6 cm 950,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Interior with kid and television, (id 5139,0) 06/1975, UK Kodachrome, Excellent 11,7 X 7,9 cm 75,0 Euro

Fernand Dumeunier Portrait of the sculpture Victor Rousseau, (id 5140,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 19,9 (35,5) X 16,2 (27,5) cm 1250,0 Euro Fernand Dumeunier was a professional photographer, artistpainter and modeler. Specialized in portrait- and advertisingphotography. The mastery of his trade goes hand in hand in his work with a high degree of psychological depth. For that reason he belongs to the most important Belgian portraitphotographers. Rousseau was of Walloon heritage and descended from a line of stonemasons. He began carving stone at age 11, working at the site of the Law Courts of Brussels, designed by architect Joseph Poelaert. He later apprenticed under sculptor Georges Houtstont, and took classes at the AcadĂŠmie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Rousseau


Fernand Dumeunier Female portrait, (id 5141,0) 1947, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 34,3 (40,5) X 25,8 (30) cm 850,0 Euro Exhibition label on the back: 10° Focus Salon, 1950, Amsterdam

J. Albert Jesus Christ, (id 5142,0) 1876, Germany Albumen print, Very Good 12,4 (17,1) X 9,8 (11,3) cm 350,0 Euro

Josef Prosek Famous protrait of Josef Sudek, (id 5143,0) 1964, Czech Republic Vintage silver print, Excellent 26,9 X 21,5 cm 1250,0 Euro Iconic portrait of Josef Sudek. Published in: Jan Rezac, Sudek, Artia, Praha, 1964 Josef,Sudek, Vie er oeuvre d’un photographe, Nathan Images - Aperture Foundation, Paris, 1990 Jan Rezac, Josef Sudek, Slovnik Misto Pameti, Artphoto, Praha, 1994 Une Rose pour Josef Sudek, Europalia, Snoeck Ducaju, Brussels, 1998 Ian Jeffrey, Josef Sudek, Phaidon, Paris, 2001


František Drtikol Portrait, (id 5144,0) 1927, Czech Republic Vintage silver print, Excellent 10,7 (13,7) X 7,8 (8,6) cm 850,0 Euro František Drtikol (3 March 1883, Příbram – 13 January 1961, Prague) was a Czech photographer of international renown. He is especially known for his characteristically epic photographs, often nudes and portraits. From 1907 to 1910 he had his own studio, until 1935 he operated an important portrait photostudio in Prague on the fourth floor of one of Prague's remarkable buildings, a Baroque corner house at 9 Vodičkova, now demolished. Jaroslav Rössler, an important avant-garde photographer, was one of his pupils. Drtikol made many portraits of very important people.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franti%C5% A1ek_Drtikol

Unknown photographer It pays to shop at Holdron’s, (id 5145,0) 04/08/1931, UK Vintage silver print, Very Good 7 X 3,3 cm 75,0 Euro

Fernand Dumeunier Fernad Dumeunier at lunch, (id 5146,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 23,2 X 17,2 cm 750,0 Euro


Alexis Delcroix Narrow street, (id 5147,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 38,5 X 28,6 cm 650,0 Euro

Alexis Delcroix Wet street, (id 5148,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 38,5 X 28,6 cm 650,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Dickinson, (id 5149,0) +/-1970, UK Polaroid, Very Good 7,3 (8,6) X 6,9 (8,2) cm 250,0 Euro


Alexis Delcroix Temps nouveau!, (id 5150,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 38,4 X 28,6 cm 850,0 Euro Solarisation

James Craig Annan Photograph of Miss Ellen Terry seated hands together, (id 5151,0) 15/11/1898, UK Carbon transfer print, Excellent 34,5 X 28,7 cm 1850,0 Euro James Annan joined his family’s photographic business, T. & R. Annan and Sons of Glasgow, Hamilton and Edinburgh, and in 1883 went to Vienna to learn the process of photogravure from the inventor, Karel Klíč. James Annan introduced the photogravure process into Britain, and T. & R. Annan, having acquired the British Patent holder rights, were to become the leading firm in Britain in gravure photographic printing. In 1891 James Craig Annan was elected to membership of Glasgow Art Club as a "photographic artist." In 1893 he exhibited his own photogravure work at the Photographic Salon in 1893, as a result of which he was, in 1894, elected a member of The Linked Ring, a select international group of art photographers.

Manasse Portrait of a young lady, (id 5152,0) +/- 1900, Austria Vintage silver print, Excellent 22,8 (24,8) X 15,7 (17) cm 350,0 Euro


Henri Martinie Cecil Georges-Bazile, (id 2074,0) 1925, France Vintage silver print, Good 17 X 13 cm 250,0 Euro Cecil Georges-Bazile was the translator of Oscar Wilde Henri Martinie's (1881-1963) short photographic career focused on the literary world of his days. From his studio in rue de Penthievre in Paris, he produced an exceptional portrait collection of over 15,000 negatives, mainly French writers. He photographed the literary avant-garde of the mid-twenties to the early forties including portraits of Philippe Soupault, Georges Bernanos, Jean Cocteau and Paul Eluard.

Henri Martinie Massimo Bontempelli, (id 2083,0) 1931, France Vintage silver print, Good 20 X 13 cm 250,0 Euro Bontempelli graduated from the University of Torino in 1903. He taught elementary school for seven years, doing his writing on the side, but abandoned teaching for journalism when he could not secure a position at a secondary school. He served as a war correspondent during WWI. After the war, he settled in Milan and became interested in the literary styles of futurism and magical realism. In 1926, he, along with Curzio Malaparte, founded the journal "900". James Joyce, Max Jacob, and Rainer Maria Rilke sat on the editorial committee and Virginia Woolf and Blaise Cendrars were among the contributors. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Bontempelli was an active fascist. After years of declining health, Bontempelli died in Rome in 1960.

Unknown photographer MM correspondent interviews tenorman Stan Getz, (id 5165,0) 09/04/1960, United States Vintage silver print with pencil and gouache, Very Good 20,5 X 14,9 cm 250,0 Euro


Henri Manuel Aristide Briand (11 photos), (id 5166,0) 1931, France Vintage silver print, Good 17,9 X 12,9 cm 450,0 Euro Aristide Briand (French: 28 March 1862 – 7 March 1932) was a French statesman who served eleven terms as Prime Minister of France during the French Third Republic and was a co-laureate of the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristide_Briand

Alfred Planche Le cerf-volant, (id 5167,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 29 (50) X 28 (40) cm 300,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Masque de Georges Clemenceau (2 photos), (id 5168,0) 27/11/1929, France Vintage silver print, Good 13 X 9,2 cm 250,0 Euro Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman who led the nation to victory in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics after 1870. Clemenceau served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Nicknamed "Père la Victoire" (Father Victory) or "Le Tigre" (The Tiger), he took a very harsh position against defeated Germany and won agreement on Germany's payment of large sums for reparations. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Clemenceau


Ramon Sopema Four fingers, (id 5169,0) +/- 1960, Spain Vintage silver print with pencil and gouache, Very Good 24 X 16,6 cm 150,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Knight and his lady leave for Palace, (id 5170,0) 15/10/1952, UK Vintage silver print with pencil and gouache, Very Good 24,5 X 19,3 cm 150,0 Euro

Alexis Delcroix Portrait of a man with a cigarette, (id 5171,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 29,5 (55) X 23,6 (40) cm 650,0 Euro


Theo Decoster Man with cigarette and cap, (id 5172,0) 1953, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 29,5 (50) X 20 (40) cm 350,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Paul Reynaud (10 photos), (id 5173,0) 1931 - 1938, France Vintage silver print, Very Good 8,7 X 12,1 cm 250,0 Euro Paul Reynaud (French 15 October 1878 – 21 September 1966) was a French politician and lawyer prominent in the interwar period, noted for his stances on economic liberalism and militant opposition to Germany. He was the penultimate Prime Minister of the Third Republic and vice-president of the Democratic Republican Alliance center-right party. Refusing to participate in the Vichy government, he resigned and was arrested in June 1940 by Philippe Petain's administration. First held at Fort du Portalet, Reynaud was transferred to German custody in 1942 and held in Germany until the end of the war. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1946, he became a prominent figure again in French political life, serving in several cabinet positions. He favoured a United States of Europe. He participated in drafting the constitution for the Fifth Republic and resigned from government in 1962.

Unknown photographer Privilege - Conform, (id 5175,0) 1967, UK Vintage silver print, Very Good 18,1 X 23,8 cm 75,0 Euro


Henri Martinie Fréderic Boutet, (id 4737,0) 04/04/1931, France Vintage silver print, Very Good 18,4 X 13,4 cm 250,0 Euro Né à Bourges (Cher) le 5 novembre 1874. Fils de Charles Boutet , auteur du projet du " Pont sur la Manche " qui lui valut son heure de célébrité sous le second empire. Frédéric Boutet fit ses études au Lycée Janson de Sailly, il débuta à vingt ans à peine dans la littérature par la publication d’un volume de contes : Drames baroques et mélancoliques qui suscita de bienveillantes critiques où il fut comparé à Edgar Poë. Il collabora à de grands quotidiens et hebdomadaires et publia de nombreux contes et chroniques ainsi que des romans qui lui valurent la faveur du grand public en raison de son imagination féconde, son sens aigu de l’observation, sa merveilleuse psychologie et l’élégance et la pureté de son style.

Anonymous Medical examination, (id 389,0) +/- 1940, Belgium Vintage silverprint, Very Good 17,6 X 11,2 cm 350,0 Euro

Fot. Crimella Busto uomo con testa e petto rivestito in corda , (id 417,0) +/- 1930, Italy Vintage silver print, Very Good 17,3 X 12 cm 350,0 Euro


Anonymous Mai 1968, (id 1712,0) 1968, France Vintage silver print (Press photo), Very Good 17.9 X 23.8 cm 250,0 Euro

Fernand Dumeunier Portrait, (id 759,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 19 X 17 cm 1750,0 Euro

Unknown photographer My plane, (id 4920,0) +/- 1930, France Vintage silver print, Excellent 10,3 X 5,9 cm 35,0 Euro


Unknown photographer Raymond Duncan, (id 4925,0) 1914 - 1944, France - United States Vintage silver print, Very Good 18 X 24 cm 950,0 Euro Archive about Raymond Duncan: 4 vintage silver prints (+/- 18 X 24 cm) 1 four page publication “Exangelos et New-Paris-York” made and printed by Raymond Duncan Booklet “Les moyens de grève” written and printed by Raymond Duncan Raymond Duncan (1874-1966) was an American dancer, artist, poet, craftsman, and philosopher. Born in San Francisco. In 1891, at the age of 17, he developed a theory of movement which he called kinematics, "a remarkable synthesis of the movements of labor and of daily life." He believed that the value of labor was the development of the worker, not production or earnings. In 1898 he and his mother left America and worked for a time in London, Berlin, Athens, and Paris. Duncan's theory of movement led him to work particularly closely with his sister

Unknown photographer 3 photos of a hand, (id 4926,0) +/-1930, No country indicated Vintage silver print, Excellent 15,3 (17,9) X 10,7 (11) cm 650,0 Euro 3 different photos of a hand.

Alban Fashion photo, (id 4928,0) 29/07/1938, Belgium Vintage silver print, Very Good 29,8 X 24 cm 850,0 Euro Aram Alban was born on July 30, 1883 in Constantinople, Turkey. His parents were Armenian, but Alban was raised and educated in Constantinople and Cairo. From about 1922 to 1933, he maintained studios in Brussels and Cairo. About 1925, Alban moved to Paris. The studio focused on fashion, portraits and publicity, but also made modernist nudes. Alban exhibited at the XXVe Salon International D'Art Photographique de Paris 1930, Societe Francaise de Photographie and at the 1932 Bruxelles' Internationale de la Photographie. He had several of his photographs published in the art photography magazines of the period, including the influential Photographie magazine and Paris-Magazine. He died in Cairo on March 4, 1961.


George Hurrel Greta Garbo, vintage portrait, (id 1629,0) +/-1940, United States Vintage silver print (Press photo), Mint 18.423.8 X cm 250,0 Euro A classical film still advertising photo meant to promote the latest film of Greta Garbo.

Alexis Delcroix Man with the had, (id 5186,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 28,7 (50) X 22 (35) cm 650,0 Euro

Van Muylder Gipsy camp, (id 5187,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 22,3 (49) X 28,3 (39,7) cm 250,0 Euro


Ms. De Rycke Artistes au travail, (id 5188,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 22,3 (50) X 28,5 (40) cm 350,0 Euro

Alexis Delcroix Etude, (id 5189,0) 1935, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 28,7 (55) X 23 (38) cm 850,0 Euro

Alexis Delcroix Monsieur Joseph, (id 5190,0) 1935, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 28,7 (55) X 23 (41) cm 850,0 Euro


G. Xhardez (?) Lutece, (id 5191,0) 1953, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 35 (50) X 29,3 (40) cm 450,0 Euro

Unknown photographer Set of 27 photos of Colonial Congo, (id 4875,0) +/- 1910, Congo Vintage silver print, Excellent 18 X 24 cm 1250,0 Euro Set of 27 rare photos of colonial Congo about 1910. The region is Kimpngu and Nsangi. Most of the photos have French handwriten comments in pencil on the back.

Daniel V. Darnall Photographers, (id 4872,0) +/- 1940, United States Vintage silver print, Excellent 24 (35,5) X 19,2 (28) cm 350,0 Euro


Unknown photographer Short Photo Story (3 photos), (id 5195,0) +/- 1920, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 8 X 5,2 cm 450,0 Euro

Fernand Dumeunier Selfportrait, (id 5196,0) +/- 1930, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 20 X 16 cm 1500,0 Euro

Jos. Rentmeesters Madama Butterfly, (id 5197,0) +/- 1920, Belgium Vintage silver print, Good 22,5 X 16,5 cm 250,0 Euro Traces of a former album mounting on the back. Doesn’t affect the image.


Robert Kayaert Taxi driver #2, (id 5198,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 18 X 24 cm 500,0 Euro

L. Dutron Te laat (large version), (id 5199,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 29 (40) X 39,4 (51,5) cm 450,0 Euro Scanned in two parts and merged together.

Jos. Rentmeesters Marie Claberts, (id 5200,0) +/- 1950, Belgium Vintage silver print, Excellent 23 X 17 cm 250,0 Euro


Robert Kayaert Portrait of Michel de Ghelderode, (id 3858,0) +/- 1960, Belgium Vintage silver print, Mint 25.8 X 20.3 cm 500,0 Euro

Helmy Hurt Film still from Wege zu Kraft und Schรถnheit #5, (id 3301,0) 1925, Germany Vintage silver print, Very Good 25,3 X 20,3 cm 100,0 Euro Wege zu Kraft und Schรถnheit, Film der Ufa-Kultur-Abtg. Reference Wege zu Kraft und Schรถnheit, Die Schรถnheit, 1925

Cindy Charles, Gamma Liaison Klansmen protected by the police against the furor of the crowd, (id 3751,0) 04/1981, United States Vintage silver print (Press photo), Excellent 24,5 X 16,5 cm 150,0 Euro


Sales Terms & Conditions The photos can be ordered by e-mail (xavier@anamorfose.be) or in the Collector’s Room. The photos can be picked up at the Gallery in Izegem, Belgium or are shipped with registered mail. We have been searching for a shipping method which guarantees the best security at the most interesting cost. We have the best experiences with Registered Mail by the Belgian Post. Other shipping methods are possible. Please contact us prior to your order. All photographs are available for inspection on our premises by appointment, or at your location through special arrangement. The availability of photographs is subject to prior sale. All prices are subject to change without notice. All photographs are returnable within seven (7) days of their delivery date, packed carefully in the same packing material in which they were received and insured for their full value. All prices are in Euro and do not include shipping. Payment is required in Euro either by PayPal or by Direct Bank Transfer. All transactions are confidential and, unless specifically authorized, credit card details are deleted from our records when transactions are complete. Items will be dispatched following payment authorization. Order acknowledgments and invoices will be e-mailed unless an alternative is requested. A "no quidable" refund (minus shipping charges) is offered for items safely returned within seven days of receipt. Payment must be made in Euro, payable in a Belgian bank. Institutions will be invoiced net thirty (30) days. In such cases, shipping charges will appear as a separate amount on the invoices. Foreign orders are sent by registered mail, unless otherwise specified by prior arrangement. Foreign shipments are subject to the customs regulations of the country to which they are sent. AnamorFose is not responsible for any violation of these regulations, nor for securing import licenses. It is the responsibility of the buyer to handle any customs questions or to settle any official actions taken as a result of an attempt to deliver the purchases. Belgian sales tax of 6% will be collected where applicable. European residents holding valid tax exempt numbers should include these numbers on their orders. Any sale of these photographs does not constitute an implied sale of the copyright, or rights to reproduce the photograph in any way. AnamorFose makes no statement or claim concerning copyrights for any photographs sold through its Virtual Gallery. Anyone wanting to use any of the photographs displayed here for any purpose other than viewing them on this site must receive specific permission in writing from AnamorFose.


Anamorfose photo gallery Nieuwstraat 11 | B-8870 Izegem | Belgium Š 2013

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