Dominique Berretty Actress Audrey Hepburn Speaking (with Mel Ferrer in background)

Price $500

Ref.# 10822

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1950s  Print Date 1950s

Dimensions 6-3/16 x 7-9/16 in. (157 x 192 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country Indonesia

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With photographer's stamp on verso. Dominique R. Berretty was born in Indonesia in 1915, then under Dutch occupation. His father and namesake ran a legendary press agency called Aneta, which went bankrupt in 1934 after his death in a plane crash. In 1943 Berretty became a prisoner in Germany. Dominica Berretty began a career as a freelance photographer from 1953, when he moved to Paris. He joined the Rapho agency and worked for Life magazine from 1958 to 1968, taking photographs and making news reports on De Gaulle, Churchill's funeral, the war in Algeria, and then Vietnam. In 1969 a photo story on the "Birth of the Bikini appeared in Look magazine by Berretty. Berretty took many photographs of celebrities, from starlets to national leaders, including Brigit Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, General Charles De Gaulle, Winston Churchill, etc. Berretty, who died in 1981 at age 65, was one of the great photojournalists of his time, whose work unfortunately remains largely unknown. A retrospective of his Algerian photographs was shown at the 2002 International Festival of Photojournalism (Visa Pour L'Image).

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