Brigitte Lacombe ranks among the most prominent photographers of the contemporary movie and theater scene in France and the US. Her black-and-white portraits of actors and directors, among them Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, Roberto Rossellini, Robert de Niro, Arthur Miller, Gérard Depardieu, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Dustin Hoffman, Jeanne Moreau, Isabelle Adjani, Joseph Losey, to name but a few, bespeak a trust and familiarity between model and artist that is unique in todays photography. First published in 2001, this first monograph of hers has become a classic of portrait photography.
Essays by David Mamet and Adam Gopnik
Brigitte Lacombe, who divides her time between New York and Paris, has worked for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Paris Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and Condé Nast Traveler. In 2000, she won the Eisenstaedt Award for travel photography. David Mamet, renowned American playwright, author, and filmmaker was awarded the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for his play Glengarry Glen Ross. He has published novels, essays, poems, and childrens books.
Adam Gopnik, author, journalist, and critic, has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. The author of the best-selling memoir Paris to the Moon, he has received numerous awards for his essays and reports.
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