Manhattan, New York


Black and white silver barium print

30.5 x 46 cm

In the summer of 1981, the French newspaper Libération published a series of captioned photographs by Raymond Depardon, which he called New York Correspondence. The eight prints on display belong to that group. Their slanted frame, which captured the city’s energy, and the humorous way the subjects are portrayed marked a turning point in both the photographer's career and the history of photojournalism.

Depardon tried his hand at street photography in 1968 during his first trip to the United States. After returning over 10 years later, his New York photographs showed great self-assurance in the choice of motif and incisive framing.

The eight pictures in this New York series will be exhibited for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the “Au-delà de la couleur” ("Beyond Colour") show at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes in June 2021.