Parnassien de coeur.
February 14, 2013 8:17 AM   Subscribe

In the heart of the neighborhood of Montparnasse,
live the memories of a forgotten photographer: Émile Savitry.
In 1930 he was with Django Reinhardt and in 1939 He photographed the Spanish refugees who migrated to Perpignan after the fall of Barcelona.
He photographed some of the movie sets of Marcel Carné and Pigalle and Anais Ninn.
In 1945 he photographed Tahitian soldiers of the French Pacific Battalion and later 1950's fashion. For those who read French here is a little more about him.
posted by adamvasco (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
These photos are awesome. Paris is so grungy yet still beautiful.
posted by shoesietart at 8:53 AM on February 14, 2013

The Django photos are excellent. I love the one where he's playing for his baby.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:15 AM on February 14, 2013

The "back to article" link in that first link was bringing me back to MeFi, so I suppose this is where it should go to.

Beautiful photos.
posted by xqwzts at 10:05 AM on February 14, 2013

Fantastic photos, great body of work
posted by MarianaL at 9:21 AM on March 11, 2013

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