The color of occupation

If you like the novels of Alan Furst, or just find the existential allure of Paris under the Occupation hard to resist, you may find yourself dawdling over Richard Brody’s latest blog post. He writes about a controversial exhibit featuring 270 color photographs of wartime Paris (by Andre Zucca), apparently the only color photographs from that time. I find the black-and-white images from that period deeply evocative, but the color photos (this site has four photos, one more than can be found in Brody’s New Yorker blog) are rich and affecting too. Brody writes, as an aside: “had French films at the time been made in color, there might have been no Resistance at all”.

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