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We Were Girls


by Marie Rennard



Pic: "Ouvrières lainière de Roubaix" - © 1974 Jean-Claude Seine - Size: 17k
Ouvrières lainière de Roubaix, 1974
© 1974 Jean-Claude Seine



(Swans - May 21, 2007)  

We were girls, remember.
Sharing stones of hours
And heaps of working days
You'd keep playing the fool...
- "Did he?"
The way you said it
I still can hear.
A lark you were.
He didn't -
I mean the guy with the camera...
The light's wolfing your face
And you're fading away
He caught of you
Just a sparkling reflect.
Did he?
I wish you smiled again.


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Marie Rennard on Swans (with bio).
Jean-Claude Quiqueré, better known as Jean-Claude Seine was born in 1944 in Gennevilliers, France. He's been a journalist and photo reporter since he was twenty years old, working for left-wing papers like l'Humanité, La Vie Ouvrière, Le Matin de Paris, Jeune Afrique, among many others. A member of the Snark International Agency with Agnès Varda and William Klein of the D.P.I. Agency in New York, he contributed to collective exhibitions and books about the life of workers such as, Un Mois de Mai Très Occupé, Edition Le Temps des Cerises, and Acteurs du Siècle, Editions Le Cercle d'Art. In 1968, he was a reporter for La Vie Ouvrière, and supplied photos of the working-class strikes and demonstrations. After traveling through the five continents, he now lives in Nîmes, in the South of France. Jean-Claude Seine maintains a Web Gallery where you can peruse over 1,000 photos.



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