Calle also made photographs, accompanied by her writing, based upon encounters with people whose names she had found in an address book that she picked up on the street (she photo-copied it and mailed it back to its owner) in order to create, without his knowledge, a “metaportrait” of the man it belonged to, Pierre D. (In one such meeting, Calle noted: “In a bar in Montparnasse . . . she tells me ‘It was during the week following his mother’s death that his hair turned white.’” The project was first published in serialized form in the newspaper Libération over the course of a month in August–September 1983. The Address Book was published in its entirety in English by Siglio in 2012.

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