Craig Calhoun on Pierre Bourdieu and Picturing Algeria

Two of my favourite things: Photography and Pierre Bourdieu… Picturing Algeria A book by Pierre Bourdieu   From the website of Columbia University Press “As a soldier in the French army, Pierre Bourdieu took thousands of photographs documenting the abject conditions and suffering (as well as the resourcefulness, determination, grace, …

PHOTOGRAPHY: Pigalle on the Paris Metro


I never took many pictures of Paris on my various visits. I took this about 16 years ago. I found the expressions in the faces of the two women quite startling in their contrast. The advertisement poster is colourful and the model’s mouth is stuffed with food, while the commuter sits on the bench looking rather glum and forlorn.