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Book "Roquebrune in pictures" - old photos of Provence 1970-2000


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Feb 13-14

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Book "Roquebrune in pictures" - old photos of Provence 1970-2000

- Beautiful book of 96 pages, neat finishes
- The real life of a Provencal village through its inhabitants
- Photos and texts of a photographer journalist born in the village, André Abbe
- Book published by an association for the benefit of associations (Passadoc)

Provence, so many stereotypes and preconceived ideas.
This book takes the opposite view: it immortalizes scenes from the life of the villagers from 1970 to 2000. A difference in size: these photos are taken from the inside, on the spot. The Roquebrunois might have refused to be photographed.
André ABBE is different, André is one of them, born in the village, from an old family of farmers.
Finally, this story is unique: that of a photographer journalist who traveled the world without ever leaving his native village for long.

" The eye of the photographer, the pen of the journalist, the stories of a native of Roquebrune sur Argens. "

The color of my slides faded as faded
my memories of this end of the twentieth century. This book of photographs
is a rescue operation.
It is the result of painful choices. I would have preferred to write
legends in Provençal but few readers could have
understand everything.
I had the project to publish a book of "family" photos...
My family is here without being omnipresent...
We are parents more or less closely,
my genealogist friends confirmed it to me, with all the "old" ones
families of Roquebrune, some of their members
will be seen in this book.

In 1970, May de la mitat dei Ròcabrunencs parlavon provençau
a l'ostau e per carriera. En memòri d'elei aurièu degut
escriure lo libre en provençau.
Un jorn bessai publicarem sa versien en lenga nòstra se pron
of world will askavon o perqué not another free
"Per Jòia recomençar..."

New book by André Abbe, after 6 years of absence.
Images of Roquebrune and its inhabitants, its surroundings, its events, its habits and customs... in short, raw shots without artifice that make the heritage of Provence today (and good memories for some).

This book supports 2 associations:
- 10% of each sale goes to Passadoc: history, archives and traditions of the south - www.Passadoc.fr
- The rest goes to Istoria Fotografia who publishes the book, organizes photo exhibitions, manages the gallery l'oubradou de la fouant (artist's studio and residence) and the Abbe house open to heritage days (17 and 18 September 2022) - www.abbe.photo

A team (thunder!) behind this project:
- Magaly Madelain, for the design of the book
- Escourbiac, the printing company specializing in photo books - a family business in the Tarn (Occitanie)
- Moïse Parenti, for the improvement of photos
- Roman Chauderon and Ericka Armougom, for the follow-up of the project
- André Abbe, of course, for these memorable photos and texts
- François Abbe, president of the istoria Fotografia association that publishes the book

Do you live in Roquebrune? Pick up the book at L'oubradou, or at one of our volunteer merchants (Poppy Lingerie, History of toys ...)


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5 shop reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Quality realization: beautiful photos, interesting and friendly comments !... flap cover, sewn notebooks (it's so rare!) ... All of them are made to make reading enjoyable.

Jeanne Oct 9, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Superb photograph received really very, very quickly. Relational and excellent communication before sending, nice little word attached to the "package". In addition, I appreciate the purpose of the Association. Absolutely perfect transaction!

LUCAS Nicole Jan 30, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

From the local craftsman, an object "made in France" for the home. And delivery deadlines respected.

Dom Nov 12, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Superb photo of the rock of Roquebrune! Thank you

Malot Aug 18, 2021

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