This is very sad indeed.
Christian Nze and Jean-Marc Dugas took me to his home in the
suburbs of Paris in late Sept. 2001. Camille was very kind and showed me his
carbon works and shared all his formulas and secrets with me.
It was very inspirational to see Camille toodle around in his wheel
chair working furiously. He had lost the use of his legs in an automobile accident,
which to him, was no impediment at all. Camille also spent time teaching
photography to the children in his neighborhood.
Camille made unique one-of –a-kind carbon prints which
were only sheets of gelatin images, not mounted on paper or glass, which he
mounted in iron frames as if they were made of glass.
Camille is a man, a true genius, who should be better known.
From: Philippe Berger
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 9:02 AM
To: Carbon; Photo alt
Subject: Camille Favre
I regret to announce you the death of the French photographer Camille Favre.
We lose a friend and a very big photographer.
I don't if my translate is good
I write also in French, i hoe you
J'ai Le regret de vous annoncer Le
décès du photographe français Camille Favre.
Nous perdons un ami et un très grand
Philippe Berger (Belgium)