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Photographer: Leo Touchet
Publisher: Photo Circle Press
Publication date: 2019
Print length: 44 pages
Language: English
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At is a selection of thirty-five snapshots of people at the horse races in Saratoga Springs, New York, and New Orleans and Lafa­yette, Louisiana as well as in two foreign cities, Paris and Vancouver. Touchet started photographing at a horse races in Paris. Because he never photographed the horse races before, Touchet smartly turned his lens on the people going to or at the race, as reminisced in the introduction, "While in Paris on October 8, 1972, a fellow photojournalist invited me to join him at the Paris Longchamp Racecourse, the birthplace of legendary flat races.

The big race that day was the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe race then considered to be the greatest horse race in the world. I had never photographed at a race track, nor had any prior kno_wledge of horse racing other than attending local race tracks and placing two-dollar bets on un­known horses. Fortunately that day, I brought my camera bag along and attempted to photograph the horses in the earlier races. Not having the proper equipment to photograph the actual races, I took out my Leica M3 and began photographing the people in the grandstands and in the own­er's circle."


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