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Dudognon, Georges (1922 - 2001)

After World War II during which he had been an active resistant, George Dudognon becomes a photographic reporter eager to capture joy after too many dark years. In 1945, supposed to meet and depict some cabaret actresses, he discovers the free-spirited and joyous atmosphere of Paris’ Saint- Germain-des-Près. A humanist who also testified of the Glorious Thirty’s society from its politicians to l’Abbé Pierre, the French photographer helps establish the legendary identity of the Rive Gauche area, capturing its musical revolution alongside American jazzmen and French singers as well as the existentialist philosophical group led by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. When Otto Preminger unites Jean Seberg and Françoise Sagan with the adaptation of the latter’s book, Bonjour Tristesse, in 1957, George Dudognon is on set and he captures their youth but also their fragility. The active ethnologist of a radically evolving era, he imprinted a moment of grace.

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Georges Dudognon, Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo on the set of
Georges Dudognon, Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo on the set of "Pierrot le Fou", 1965
Georges Dudognon, Charlie Chaplin and Pierre Prévert at the Rose Rouge, 1949
Georges Dudognon, Charlie Chaplin and Pierre Prévert at the Rose Rouge, 1949
Georges Dudognon, Cousteau and Simone on the Calypso, 1962
Georges Dudognon, Cousteau and Simone on the Calypso, 1962
Georges Dudognon, Dali at Port Ligat, 1953
Georges Dudognon, Dali at Port Ligat, 1953
Georges Dudognon, Duke Ellington, St. Germain, Paris, 1949
Georges Dudognon, Duke Ellington, St. Germain, Paris, 1949
Georges Dudognon, Errol Flynn on his boat in Cannes, 1957
Georges Dudognon, Errol Flynn on his boat in Cannes, 1957
Georges Dudognon, Alain Delon, 1957
Georges Dudognon, Alain Delon, 1957
Georges Dudognon, Boris Vian and Juliette Gréco, St. Germain, Paris, c. 1950
Georges Dudognon, Boris Vian and Juliette Gréco, St. Germain, Paris, c. 1950
Georges Dudognon, Françoise Sagan, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Françoise Sagan, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Greta Garbo in the Club St. Germain, Paris, c. 1950
Georges Dudognon, Greta Garbo in the Club St. Germain, Paris, c. 1950
Georges Dudognon, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir at Deux Magots, c. 1950
Georges Dudognon, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir at Deux Magots, c. 1950
Georges Dudognon, Jean Seberg, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Jean Seberg, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Old Gypsy somking, 1960
Georges Dudognon, Old Gypsy somking, 1960
Georges Dudognon, Jean Seberg and Françoise Sagan on the set of Otto Preminger's
Georges Dudognon, Jean Seberg and Françoise Sagan on the set of Otto Preminger's "Bonjour Tristesse", 1957
Georges Dudognon, Jean Seberg, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Jean Seberg, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian and Simone de Beauvoir in the café Le Procope, 1949
Georges Dudognon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian and Simone de Beauvoir in the café Le Procope, 1949
Georges Dudognon, Juliette Gréco in her bed at the Hôtel La Louisiane, 1948
Georges Dudognon, Juliette Gréco in her bed at the Hôtel La Louisiane, 1948
Georges Dudognon, Mylène Demongeot on the Cote d'Azur, 1957
Georges Dudognon, Mylène Demongeot on the Cote d'Azur, 1957
Georges Dudognon, Orson Welles, 1954
Georges Dudognon, Orson Welles, 1954
Georges Dudognon, Picasso and family and Cocteau has the Corrida, 1955
Georges Dudognon, Picasso and family and Cocteau has the Corrida, 1955
Georges Dudognon, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand at the Colombe d'Or, 1958
Georges Dudognon, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand at the Colombe d'Or, 1958
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