Staring Back Photographs By Chris Marker
Photographs by one of French cinema's most influential and enigmatic artists.
"The authentic quality of witness that attends Marker's reflections and pronouncements in his cinematic work is evident in the two hundred photographs in this collection... Accompanied by text in Marker's inimitable voice, the collection stands as further testimony to his commitment to record not just social struggle but the poetry behind it." The New Yorker "What [these photographs] do demonstrate abundantly is Marker's endless curiosity about human (and animal) physiology, and the shy, seductive promise of what Buber called the I-Thou encounter." Film Comment
Molly Nesbit teaches at Vassar College. She is a contributing editor at Artforum and is the author of Atget's Seven Albums and Their Common Sense.