purple NEWS purple FASHION Magazine : S/S 2013 issue 19

MARSEILLE

 

PORTRAIT OF A CITY

 

photography and text by OLIVIER AMSELLEM

Images from the book Portraits De Villes: Marseille, Les Editions Be-Pôles

 

 

Take a map of France. Look all the way south. Take a map of Africa and look all the way north. What’s the intersection? Marseille. We all pass through it, but never truly land there. Marseille is as exuberant as it is secretive — meaning that it brims with fertility, hidden only from those who don’t want to see it. Marseille is a tale unto itself.