Photo Trouvee is a unique collection of 285 amateur photographs found, collected and edited by the eminent French photohistorian Michel Frizot and the photographic researcher Cedric de Veigy. Defined by the authors as `an anthropology of the ordinary', the `found photographs' of Photo Trouvee - intensely personal records of family reunions, images of childhood, holidays and so forth - mirror universal emotions and attitudes.
Michel Frizot is one of the most important photographic historians working today. Research Director at CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Paris) and at EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), he currently teaches courses in the History of Photography at L'Ecole du Louvre. He is the author of numerous books on photography and the history of photography, including J.H. Lartigue, le passe compose (CNP, 1984); Histoire de Voir (Photo Poche, 1989); and the reknown Nouvelle Histoire de la Photographie (Bordas, 1994, new ed. Larousse, 1998), which has been translated into English and German, The New History of Photography, and Neue Geschichte der Photographie (Konemann, 1998). Cedric de Veigy is a colleague of Michel Frizot at L'Ecole du Louvree. He is a photographic researcher and a film teacher. He is also the co-author of Documentation photographique, La Documentation francaise, June 2001. Author's residence Michel Frizot: Paris Cedric de Veigy: Issarles (South of France)