Rouleur No. 34
As many continue to lament the death of print, and as such heavyweights as Newsweek cease print operations, I am constantly finding beautifully designed and masterfully edited magazines devoted to rather esoteric subjects. The latest to catch my eye is Rouleur, a British magazine devoted to “the beauty of road racing.” While bike culture is hardly my thing, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the photography used in the magazine — often featuring the work of Magnum photographers — and the overall design and content. It’s one of those rare magazines that you can appreciate, and find compelling, even if you have no real interest in the subject matter. Their 34th issue, just released, offers a real treat — never before published photographs by one of photography’s early masters, Henri Cartier-Bresson. The 24-page spread features images which Bresson shot at Paris’s Velodrome d’Hiver in 1957. You don’t have to be a fan of road cycling to be able to appreciate the quality of these photographs and the issue is well worth a look if you can get your hands on a copy. The issue can be purchased here – I imagine it will sell out fairly quickly.
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