Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bigorre... gens d'ici

"Bigorre... gens d'ici",  is a photographic testament to the shepherds and small villages of the Bigorre, on the northern slopes of the high Pyrenees, by Pierre Duffour, 
I bought my copy when in oloron Sainte Marie, last year, while visiting the factory of Laulhere; a beautiful picture book loaded with berets and the most characterful people.
At the same time, it is the story of old people in small villages where all the young ones have left, men who became shepherds because, as one of them said, "in those days there wasn't much choice".  
Photographer and author Pierre Duffour has his own blog too, full of beautiful work:

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