Sophie Calle

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Sophie Calle (born 9 October 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle's work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophie Calle has received more than 302,440 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sophie Calle is the 60th most popular photographer, the 2,995th most popular biography from France and the 11th most popular French Photographer.

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Among photographers, Sophie Calle ranks 60 out of 105Before her are Cecil Beaton, Erich Salomon, Lothar Wolleh, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Herb Ritts, and Nick Ut. After her are Willy Ronis, David Bailey, Gisèle Freund, Étienne Carjat, Weegee, and Heinrich Zille.

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Among people born in 1953, Sophie Calle ranks 133Before her are Libuše Šafránková, Eric Tsang, Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Jane Badler, Ivica Šurjak, and Maurizio Malvestiti. After her are Sergio Castellitto, Lyle Mays, Kathleen Kennedy, David Chipperfield, Steve Jackson, and Stanley Williams.

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Among people born in France, Sophie Calle ranks 2,995 out of 5,234Before her are Antoine Nicolas Duchesne (1747), Othon de la Roche (1200), Jacques Santini (1952), Marisol Escobar (1930), Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716), and Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861). After her are Nicolas Lemery (1645), Richard Simon (1638), Louis-Mathieu Molé (1781), Pierre Charles Le Monnier (1715), Marguerite Durand (1864), and Jacques Delille (1738).


Among photographers born in France, Sophie Calle ranks 11Before her are Elliott Erwitt (1928), André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819), Hippolyte Bayard (1801), Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894), Claude Cahun (1894), and Marc Riboud (1923). After her are Willy Ronis (1910), Étienne Carjat (1828), Lucien Clergue (1934), and Hedi Slimane (1968).

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