Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Staring Back

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Staring Back - photographs by Chris Marker
Staring Back by Chris Marker

“Staring Back presents 200 black and white photographs from Marker’s personal archives, taken from 1952 to 2006. Some of the photographs are related to his classic films (which include Le Jetée, Sans Soleil, ¡Cuba Si!, and The Case of the Grinning Cat), others are portraits of famous faces (Simone Signoret, Akira Kurosawa), but most are pictures of people Marker has encountered as he has traveled the world (an extra who appeared in Kurosawa’s Ran, a woman seen on a street in Siberia). The central section of the book contains a series of photographs documenting political protests Marker has witnessed, including the march on the Pentagon in 1967, the events of May 1968 in Paris, and the tumultuous 2006 demonstrations protesting the French government’s proposed employment policies.”

Wexner Center, publisher of Staring Back

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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