Images grouped together in fourteen "imaginary albums" of between fifteen and twenty minutes' duration, comprising between ten and fifteen photographs selected by Agnès Varda, Robert Doisneau, Christian Caujolle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Samia Saouma, Marc Garanger, Nadja Ringart, Jean-Michel Folon, Jacques Monory, Sarah Moon, Georges Fèvre, Robert Delpire, and Claude Nori. A total of one hundred and seventy programs, each of around 1'30" running time were produced. Agnès Varda provided the narration for fourteen of these programs.
The voice-over was provided by an anonymous voice for each of the photographs. It is only at the end of the program that viewers discovered the names of the photographers (famous or anonymous) and the narrators, who included a street sweeper, Marguerite Duras, a child, Yves Montand, Delphine Seyrig, Yves Saint Laurent, a baker, and so forth.