Dancing at Shalimar in Oakland in 1983. From the book, Oakland Blues. Photo by Michelle Vignes

While I was surfing through info about Michelle Vignes for a previous post, I came across a quaint little piece on SportsShooter.

When reporter Jim Merithew describes Vignes’ accent as French, she corrects him:

“I don’t have a French accent. I have a mixed accent. I got my accent when I worked at Magnum. Everybody had a different accent; part French, part Hungarian, part German, part whatever it is. So that’s my Magnum salad.”

Vignes also has a cut-to-the-chase view of documentary photographers today:

“They seem to work on the web. To me it is just like spitting in the wind.”

More on Vignes here and here and here and here.