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Bernard Plossu collection

Identifier: AG 71

Scope and Contents

The Bernard Plossu archive consists of biographical materials, writings by Plossu, and various clippings, followed by activity files, commercial projects and exhibitions, monograph and periodical publications, one book dummy, oversized material, and posters. The collection consists of 12 boxes total, with the last box containing miscellaneous new acquisitions made up of monographs and clippings.


  • 1970-2007


Language of Materials

Material in English Dutch German Italian French Spanish Japanese

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Conditions Governing Use

All rights held by Bernard Plossu.

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Bernard Plossu (born 1945), born in Vietnam, is a renowned French photographer who has worked all over the world. Inspired by filmmaking, American counter-culture, and the aesthetics of the New Wave, Plossu started his photographic career in the 1960s, crafting a beautiful aesthetic that conveys the intimacy of observing the world through the romance and solitude of travel. His many publications include So Long and ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México.


12 Boxes (5 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Writings, clippings, exhibition announcements, interviews, postcards, color transparencies, and publications, 1970 – to date, by and about Bernard Plossu (1945 - ), photographer and teacher. The bulk of the collection consists of books, periodicals, clippings, and various other materials documenting Plossu's exhibitions and publications.


The Collection has no formal arrangement. The collection includes biographical materials, writings by Plossu, clippings, workshops, honors and awards, interviews, publications, commercial projects, posters, and photographic materials.

Custodial History

The collection began in 1983 and continues through donations from Bernard Plossu to the CCP.


Additional materials were received in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013.

Processing Information

Processed in 1985. Revised in 1989, 1998, 2004, and 2017.

Bernard Plossu collection 1970-2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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