Perpignan Thursday: Horst Faas, Munem Wasif, Stephanie Sinclair

Despite being confined to a wheelchair since a spinal blood clot in 2005, I think Horst Faas at 75 has more energy than most of the photographers in Perpignan. A gregarious character, he had the audience rolling with stories about importing cushy toilet paper to Soviet Block countries and comments about having written his upcoming retrospective in bed with a female colleague (his paralysis keeps him “flat on his back”).

Despite being confined to a wheelchair since a spinal blood clot in 2005, I think Horst Faas at 75 has more energy than most of the photographers in Perpignan. A gregarious character, he had the audience rolling with stories about importing cushy toilet paper to Soviet Block countries and comments about having written his upcoming retrospective in bed with a female colleague (his paralysis keeps him "flat on his back"). He also talked touchingly about his mother, who supported his photography despite his father's disapproval, and who made his retrospective possible by keeping every photograph and clipping he sent her (which he only found after her death). (Image above by Faas)