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Gisèle Freund-- Self-portrait-- Undated. “The lens, that allegedly impartial eye, permits all possible distortions of reality… The importance of photography lies not only in the fact that it is a creation, but above all in the fact that it is one of the most effective means of shaping our ideas and influencing our behavior.”

The Elegance of Gisèle Freund

A Gisèle Freund self-portrait in Paris from 1934. The Elegance of Gisèle Freund - NYTimes.com

Gisèle Freund (1908-2000) - German-born French photographer, famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. Photo by Birgit Kleber, 1996