Lucien Clergue: Remembrance

Lucien Clergue

 
Lucien Clergue in New York, 1999. Photograph by Gideon Lewin

Lucien Clergue in New York, 1999. Photograph by Gideon Lewin

Lucien Clergue 1934 -  2014

On November 16, we lost one of the great photographers of the 20th Century. Accomplished, charismatic and supremely productive throughout his six decade career, Lucien Clergue used the camera to reconfigure the beauty and the ferocity of the natural world.  He celebrated the female form, discovered a tactile poetry in desert sands and used water to conjure the fire of life itself. 

We are grateful for the legacy of his work and, more poignantly, we are grateful for his friendship.  He will be sorely missed.