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Pha´don, 1999 - Art - 192 pages
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This text contains 100 photographs taken of passengers on the Paris metroetween 1995 and 1997. The photographer says he stole these portraits becausender French law everyone is the owner of his or her image. However, he alsoays that our image is nothing more than a worthless alias of ourselves andt is everywhere without us knowing it.;Accompanied by a text from culturalheorist Jean Baudrillard, this book is an exploration of the relationshipetween the photographer and his subject, and an investigation into theeaning of the human image.

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About the author (1999)

Delahaye photographed the Romanian revolution, the Intifada, the wars in Lebanon and Afghanistan, and followed the conflict in Yugoslavia.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Universite de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.