Produced for the French newspaper Libération and its picture editor, Christian Caujolle, this work exemplified the potentials of the “New Photojournalism.” Every day over the course of a month, Depardon transmitted a photograph and a short, diary-like text about New York and his own personal issues, which were published on the newspaper’s foreign-affairs page. Told in both the first- and third-person, his chronicle transcended the normal news filters, presenting the photoreporter as subjective, intimate and discerning. It was a pioneering effort foreshadowing today’s blog culture in which the personal and anecdotal are given prominence.

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