Man Ray, photograph of trance session, c.1923.
Man Ray Photograph of Surrealist trance session 1923
Photograph by Man Ray. Titled ‘Waking Dream Seance’, this photograph was reproduced in vignette form on the cover of La revolution surrealiste (1 December 1924). Desnos is officiating at the ‘centrale surrealiste’. This photograph and the following one were taken on the same day
Back (from left to right): Max Morise, Roger Vitrac, Jacques Boiffard, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Pierre Naville, Giorgio de Chirico, Phillipe Soupault
Front: Simone Collinet-Breton, Robert Desnos, Jacques Baron