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Book 'Anita Conti, The Lady of the Sea', Revue Noire 1998
Book 'Anita Conti, The Lady of the Sea', Revue Noire 1998

Anita Conti
The Lady of the Sea


Monography - Photographs from North Seas to African Coasts



Photographs of North Seas to the African coasts, cod fishery to sharks. Beautiful and terrifying photographs of sea and fishermen by the first French oceanographer woman.


Besides writing, this book reveals a woman photographer, whose eyes are completely geared towards the desire to feel, to understand and to testify by photography to the sources to the life whose sea and its men, sailors, would be the first emblems…








… Soft and acute, the eyes are human, intimate, sincere, loving. Photographs full of courage and energy on the deeper meaning of the elements and struggles of those who confront it, without any sensationalism. From North Seas to South Seas, from Barents to Dahomey, from cod to sharks fishing, Anita Conti confronts us with a forgotten reality and gives us new dimension of his talent.


Anita Conti was born in 1899 and died in Fécamp Harbour (France) in 1997.


Writer, photographer, first oceanographer woman, she is one of those exceptional figures who cross the century as passionate and free adventurer. For the "Lady of the Sea", the barriers seem to exist only to be crossed.



Editors Jean Loup Pivin, Laurent Girault, Pascal Martin Saint Leon
160 photographs N&B by Anita Conti

Texts by Annick Cojean, Farid Abdelouahab, Laurent Girault, Anita Conti and Louis Le Pensec

Hardcover book of 192 pages 24×32 cm

Published in 1998

In French only

ISBN 2 909571 351  - EAN 978 2 909571 522



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