Marc Garanger’s Contested Portraits of 1960s Algeria

For France, the trauma of the Algerian War (1954-1962) was not unlike the experience of the Vietnam War for the United States. But, unlike the conflict in Vietnam, few photographic documents exist from that period in Algeria: it is as if the French responded with collective amnesia. Marc Garanger’s Algerian Women is one of the few photographic essays dedicated to that painful period.

Femme Algerienne 1960 Femme Algerienne 1960 Femme Algerienne 1960 Femme Algerienne 1960Women Unveiled: Marc Garanger’s Contested Portraits of 1960s Algeria

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