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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.”

Self portrait of Gisèle Freund with Horst Shade in double exposure Paris 1929 © Gisèle Freund

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

Marguerite Duras, French writer and film director,.Paris, 1965. Giséle Freund.


The Elegance of Gisèle Freund

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

lauramcphee: “Anouk Aimée, Paris, 1962 (Gisèle Freund) ”

French actress Simone Signoret, Paris (Gisèle Freund, 1963)