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Lucien Clergue
Date: French photographer, 1934–2014
Biography: Born in Arles, France, Clergue is a photographer and filmmaker best known for his portraits of artists and his nearly abstract nude studies. He has published more than 75 books, including Corps Mémorable (with poems by surrealist Paul Éluard, cover by Picasso, and an introductory poem by Jean Cocteau) in 1957, Née de la Vague in 1968, and Langage des Sables (with an introduction by Roland Barthes) in 1980. He helped found the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival and the National School of Photography in Arles. Significant collections of Clergue's work are held by the Fogg Museum at Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.