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19 September 2016

Safia Belmenouar_Night of the Year 2016

HONEYMOON

They travelled between 1 and 8 May 1936. The bride’s name was Marie. Her husband, a meticulous man, numbered and captioned photographs of the trip by hand: around 50 in all. Their itinerary is easy to follow: entering Algeria from Tunisia, they visited Constantine, Algiers and the Chiffa Gorges before crossing the Mediterranean to Marseille, La Ciotat, Le Lavandou, Monte Carlo and Monaco. Traces and clues of a lived past: that is all the charm of vernacular photography. The only thing left is to let the imagination take over.