Argusogen, 1994

Bram Wisman about Constant in Argusogen

Oral history

Agusogen is a written documentary about press photography in the Netherlands. In Argusogen, former photojournalist Bram Wisman sketches the development of the news photo from its origins to the present. To this end, he researched archives and had numerous conversations with former colleagues: because of their irreplaceable testimonies, Argusogen contains interesting 'oral history' that would otherwise have been irretrievably lost. With Argusogen Bram Wisman makes an important contribution to the historiography of press photography in the Netherlands.

On page 177-189 Wisman gives an interesting account of his work with Constant whilst sketching an apt picture of the sixties.