Street Portraits of Parisians in the 1960s Through Amazing Black and White Photos

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Paris-based photographer Jean Bourgeois learned about photography and took this virus in 1965 in the army, “while doing my military service in Germany.”

“My first camera was an Exakta Varex 2b with 2 lenses: Jena Pancolar 2 / 50mm and 4 / 135mm (fabulous). Since then there have been many others: Minolta, Nikon, Leica, Hasselblad, and from digital: Canon EOS 5D with 2 small Panasonic including the excellent LX2. I still use them.”

These amazing black and white photos are part of his work that Bourgeois took street portraits of Parisians in the 1960s. The location is the popular Aligre market, behind the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, a very shopping area in the 11th arrondissement.

(Photo © Jean Bourgeois)

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