One of the reasons I like the postcards by Nouvelles Images so much, is that they feauture great artists and photographers that I would have never discovered otherwise. One of the older artists is Cartier-Bresson – I even went to an exhibition of his work in Vienna some time ago and discovered how many great pictures he made. An other favourite of mine is Saw Leiter – you might just know his work Snow or Walter – both are favourites amongst Postcrossers.
A new addition to this list is Georges Dambier (1925 – 2011). At the moment, there is an exibition of his work at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica. I would love to go there, as there is also and exibition in this gallery that features work by Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis and Elliott Erwitt (Paris in the Springtime – did I ever tell you how much I love Paris?) – but well, Santa Monica is a little far away for me.
The photographs by Dambier that are on display are from the 1950s and include legendary models like Suzy Parker, Bettina, Barbara Mullen, Brigitte Bardot, Capucine and Sophie Litvak. This exibition is probably the reason for Nouvelles Images to make postcards out of 4 of his pictures. Whatever the reason is – I love the cards. Dambier was one of the first photographers that took his pictures in the streets, instead of in the studio. During his most productive years, from 1960 – 1980, he worked for the magazine Elle and started the magazines Twenty and V.S.D.
If you happen to go to this exibition: please share your thoughts with me!
As we have a big assortiment of Nouvelles Images postcards and want to stay up to date, we also bought the new Georges Dambier postcards. We currently have all 4 cards in stock – but well like all new cards we have by Nouvelles Images: they are popular. There is a one time offer as well: all 4 cards in a set for only 3,20 euro instead of 3,40. Only available as long as stock lasts!