autoportraits of some of the photographers involved in the 1984 french project. Here, Gabrielle Basilico and Raymond Depardon

La Mission Photographique de la Datar Hazan was an important photographic mission organised by the DATAR (Délégation à l’aménagement du territoire et à l’action régionale), sending photographers on assignments all over France, inspired by the "Mission héliographique" of the XIXth Century, or the work done for the "Farm Security Administration" by Walker Evans and others. On this mission there were about 30 photographers, working on and off for years, of which Holger Trülsch, Gilbert Fastenaekens, Werner Hannapel, Gabriele Basilico, Hervé Rabot, Tom Drahos, Robert Doisneau, Joseph Koudelka, and Lewis Baltz.

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