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March 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Beautiful. Thank you!
March 20, 2014 at 1:48 am
documentary photography is where it’s at! :)
March 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm
This is super! Love the little boys in the background intheir short shorts!!
March 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm
The colour composition is breathtaking
March 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Is this the work of Stephen Jones?
March 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm
March 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm
March 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm
send me a page and i will translate it for you
March 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm
This picture is a Beauty! Like the shadow on the man, like the high dimension of the 1st plan, like the kids, and like the mama :)
March 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm
could you please give the name of the book?
March 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm
omg is this from Sardinia?! that’s where I’m from! splendid pictures, would love to discover the whole book!! thanks for the share
March 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm
Well, you can post some other pages from this book and maybe with our help (by ‘our’ i mean Italian) we can translate for you and the rest of your readers..
March 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm
Hey Scott, you should learn some Italian….you like soo muck our country!
March 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm
Thanks for your blog and not only this entry, but this one lets me give back a little in filling in some of the information that may be unaccessible due to language barriers.
Marianne Sin-Pfältzer (correct spelling, née Pfältzer) was born in 1926 to what would today probably be called an upper middle-class family, her father a physician, in the provincial town of Hanau. After her father’s death, in 1947, her mother set up a small portrait photography workshop that would prove decisive for Marianne although she left home shortly thereafter. She visits Sardinia for the first time in 1950 on a 6 month stay before returning to Germany for photographic studies in Munich. She abandons on financial grounds and relocates to Marseille and Paris where she makes contact with the emerging fashion photography. However, her interest lies with the reportage and she hits Sardinia again, in 1955. There, she starts working with editor Guido Fossataro on a documentary about the island (“Sardegna, quasi un continente”) and sees her work published alongside some of Italian photography’s big names. After a short-lived marriage to Korean architecht Dong-Sam Sin and world-wide travel she settles in the Sardinian town of Nuoro for good with very little work published after 1976.
It’s interesting to note that Marianne Sin-Pfältzer is one in an illustrious line of German female photographers who have spent their childhood or youth during war and are, today, very little known. Barbara Klemm may be somewhat of a household name but Marianne Sin-Pfältzer has been a well-kept secret and Gerda Taro (true name Gerta Pohorylle, professional and private partner of Robert Capa), too, is all but forgotten, today.
Thank you for bringing Marianne Sin-Pfältzer’s work to the blog.
March 19, 2014 at 10:11 pm
March 20, 2014 at 2:57 am
This wonderful book has a International-Standard-Booknumber, ISBN: In this case it’s 978-88-6202-301-6. The publisher is “Ilisso”, the price ca. 80 Euro. It is published in Italy. Your bookseller can order.
March 20, 2014 at 4:11 am
Time to learn Italian! Why not?
March 20, 2014 at 4:55 am
I can translate it for your, it you want.
March 20, 2014 at 5:39 am
next time you’re in milan, bring the book with you and I’ll translate it for you!
(or, much more easily, as someone already suggested, scan the pages and some of the italian people reading you will surely give you an adequate translation)
the picture is strongly evocative of times long past, I wonder when the shot was taken..
March 20, 2014 at 7:28 am
March 20, 2014 at 7:34 am
it reminds me the amazing work of Albert Kahn http://www.albertkahn.co.uk/
check out his collection, museum and gardens in Paris
March 20, 2014 at 7:54 am
Interesting look, but somewhat impractical.
March 21, 2014 at 10:40 am
It’s probably the complete opposite of impractical – this looks like a fisherman carrying his pots (nets) to me.
March 20, 2014 at 9:13 am
Great hat suggestion for next luxury runway…
March 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm
Don’t remain Anglo-centric/ignorant, learn Italian.
March 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm
Its like Philip Treacy on acid !!!
March 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm
I can translate it if you need :)
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February 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm
My picture from when I was a child in Sardinia is in that book. My family knew Marianne well. I would love to get back in touch with her, but she is probably deceased by now. Would love to go back to Sardinia also