Bernard Plossu now lives in France, although still walking the world. His work coincides with the development of French contemporary photography. His sensual images, still vibrate silent and speak to us of the sweetness of the body, matter, motion and other “middle landscape”. Topics such as travel, space, family, often treated as autobiographical in his work, intimate writing language recognizable through the years.
After graduating from high school, he went to Paris to study photography at Icart photo school and began working for the photography agency Wostok.
In 2004, at the age of 20, Ochlik went to Haiti to photograph the riots and conflict surrounding the fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The resulting work was awarded the Francois Chalais Award for Young Reporters and was projected at Visa pour l’Image International Photojournalism Festival.
In 2005, he founded his own photography agency called IP3 Press, with the goal of covering news in Paris and conflicts around the world.
He covered the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and returned to Haiti to cover the cholera epidemic and presidential elections in 2010. In 2011, Ochlik photographed the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions and the uprising and war in Libya. His work has been published in Le Monde Magazine, VSD, Paris Match, Time magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
He was killed when a shell hit the building where he and other journalists were working in Homs, Syria, on 22 February 2012.
Emmanuel Smague is more “old school” than “high tech”. The tools of his trade : a Leica MP, one lens, and loads of film. “I’m always seeking a closeness and proximity to my subjects, which is why I only use a 35mm lens”. His camera gives him an excuse to go up to anybody to meet them, and he will choose his destinations with a photography project in mind : the Transsiberian train, the nomadic people in Mongolia, the ragpickers of Cairo, the inhabitants of Chernobyl, prostitutes in Bangladesh…
Jeannette Gregori was born in 1967, she lives in Strasbourg, France. She studied photography at the Fine Arts University, Indiana, US, as well as at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. Her first series “Gypsy Childhoods” aims to develop tolerance towards the Roma and Sinti community. Her work was exhibited at the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in Médiathèque André Malraux in Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe in 2009 and Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, 2018. As her photographic works develop, her social commitmemnt has diversified on settlements in France, Poland and Czech Republic. In 2014 and 2015, she cooperated with UFAT (Union of French Gypsy associations) for the recognition of the Gypsy genocide. She took part in several Roma workshops in Poland and presented her work on “The New Roma” at the International Month of Photography in Berlin. She is now represented by the art gallery Kai Dikhas in Berlin and Collectif du Hérisson. She was awarded the first place at the Monovisions Photography Awards, black and white photo of the year 2017 in photojournalism. She was also awarded the first place at the ND Awards and IPOTY (International Photographer of the Year)Awards 2017,in people/children category.
Lucien Clergue, first photographer to be elected to the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris, has published more than 75 books and numerous films. The artist’s life was made by encounters and friendships, his images of Picasso, Cocteau or St John Perse bear witness to these intimate exchanges between exceptional souls.Awaiting the opening of Lucien Clergue’s official website, please consider these pages as the only authorized website.Original photographs by Lucien Clergue are on sale at Galerie Patrice Trigano in Paris, and through this website. They are all silver gelatin prints, vintage or modern, numbered and signed by the artist, printed in his own studio in Arles (France).
Marc Lagrange, filled with longing and sensuality, Marc Lagrange’s photographs celebrate fantasies and desire—placing beauty and dreams at the center of his world. Lagrange was born in Kinshasa, Congo, in 1957. His career path led him from engineering to photography, and his creativity from fashion to art. Privileging analog over digital, the Antwerp-based Belgian artist searches for intimacy and emotion as opposed to artificial effects. His giant Polaroids—which have been exhibited worldwide—are a powerful example of his craft as well as his attention to detail: he can display the texture of skin, highlight natural curves and make his models stand out. Lagrange elaborates entire sets until he finds the exact mood he wishes to convey, with the end goal being to create the images he wants. From the color of the walls to the shape of a chair, every single detail counts, underlining Lagrange’s perfectionist streak and his willingness to unfold narratives.Throughout his career, Lagrange has photographed the same women over different periods of time, turning them into his muses. Inge Van Bruystegem—a striking model and talented dancer—is one of them. Lagrange has been working with her for more than fifteen years, developing a privileged relationship. The trust that has flourished between them over the years is quite rare in photography and still generates surprising results. Individuals who pose in front of Lagrange’s lens end up spontaneously performing and revealing more about themselves than they perhaps intended to. One thing Lagrange respects is the mystery and power of women: even fully nude, his models are confident and in control; real protagonists as opposed to passive figures.
Raymond Voinquel (11 January 1912, Fraize – 15 July 1994, Paris), French photographer. Specializing in portraits and male nudes, he is probably best remembered as the still photographer on upwards of one hundred and sixty films. During a span of more than forty years, beginning in the Thirties, he worked with the likes of Marcel Carné, Jean Cocteau, Yves Allégret, Max Ophüls, Jean-Pierre Melville, Luis Buñuel, Jean Renoir, Marcel L’Herbier, and Alfred Hitchcock.
The first thing that comes to mind when you look at Pierre Gable’s work is that he has a world of his own. A universe made of shadow … and light of course, since one does not exist without the other. More than a subject, the being observed by the objective of the photographer is a reflection. The way in which it is put into a situation makes the whole evokes more an emotion, a state of mind, a thought than a state of places and bodies. The motivation of Pierre Gable : passion. Portrait, landscape, the photographer touches all the textures, all the lights, all the colors. Colors are always powerful, whatever the mode. In black and white or in color, the dark and the light seem to have fought a battle of which only the best remains. His disturbing universe with sooty hues, which constantly play with shadows and lights, arouses in us a threatening power. From then on, thanks to his photographs, where the contrasts are battlefield and where nuances are embraced, Pierre Gable takes us slowly in the passion of his work. Marked by a strong onirism, a suspension of time and an invitation to explore, his works can not leave the viewer of marble. Passionate about cinema and literature, it is through his art that he tells us his stories full of emotions. Pierre Gable, goes beyond a work on the aesthetics of his images; The meeting with the other, with his gaze is necessary. His works are awarded and exhibited internationally, they also illustrate many works of literature.
Robert Doisneau was one of France’s most popular and prolific reportage photographers. He was known for his modest, playful, and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Influenced by the work of Kertesz, Atget, and Cartier-Bresson, in over twenty books Doisneau has presented a charming vision of human frailty and life as a series of quiet, incongruous moments.
The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” Robert Doisneau.
Doisneau’s work gives unusual prominence and dignity to childrens street culture; returning again and again to the theme of children at play in the city, unfettered by parents. His work treats their play with seriousness and respect. In his honor, and owing to this, there are several Ecole Primaire (Primary Schools) named after him. An example is at Veretz (Indre et Loire).
Robert Doisneau is one of France’s best known photographers, for his street photography and the many playful images in everyday French life. His photographs over the course of several decades provide people with a great record of French life. He has published over twenty books with realistic and charming pictures of personal moments in the lives of individuals
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, near Paris, France. Initially a surrealist painter, he put down his brush in exchange for a camera in the 1930s after being inspired by a Martin Munkacsi photograph. Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work can be found in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
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Jules Gervais-Courtellemont (1863–1931) was a French photographer who was famous for taking color autochromes during World War I. He was born in the province of Seine-et-Marne, near Paris, but grew up in Algeria, where he developed a passion for the pre-colonial Orient and devoted most of his professional career in search of the exotic. In 1894 he converted to Islam prior to making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Images collected in Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, India, Morocco and China formed the basis for his popular illustrated lectures, which he illustrated with lantern slides. With the outbreak of World War I, Courtellemont returned to his home province to record the war. After the war, Courtellemont began working for an American publication. He eventually became a photographer for National Geographic. In 1911, Courtellemont opened the “Palais de l’autochromie” in Paris, which comprised an exhibition hall, studio, laboratory, and lecture hall with a seating capacity of 250. It was in this hall that Courtellemont would project his autochromes both of the Orient and, after 1914, of the war, particularly the Marne battlefields. These lectures proved to be so popular that Courtellemont issued a twelve-part series later bound in book form called The Battle of Marne and later a four-part series entitled The Battle of Verdun. These are the first books ever published in color on war. Between 1923 and 1925 he wrote a three-volume work entitled La Civilisation – Histoire sociale de l’humanité, illustrated with his photographs. He was a lifelong friend of the novelist, Orientalist and photographer Pierre Loti. While over 5,500 Gervais-Courtellemont autochromes survive in various institutional collections, his work in private hands is quite rare and sought after. Courtellemon died in 1931. His German counterpart is Hans Hildenbrand.
Doury was born in 1959 in Blois, France.
Her first monograph, Peuples de Sibérie, was published in 1999. Since then she has published Artek, un été en Crimée (2004), Loulan Beauty (2007) and Sasha (2011).
She received the Leica Oskar Barnack award in 1999, the World Press Photo Award in 2000 and the Prix Niepce in 2004.
In 2006, she exhibited Beyond the Steppes at Rencontres d’Arles.
Doury has been a member of Agence Vu since 1991.
Dora Maar was a famed 20th-century French artist. Though she might be best remembered as a romantic partner and muse of Pablo Picasso, she was an accomplished artist who has been the subject of renewed interest thanks to several posthumous exhibitions. Working across media, Maar created many poetic photographs, Surrealist collages, and painterly depictions of landscapes in Provence. Inspired by Brassaï and Man Ray in particular, her striking black-and-white images capture the portraits of many artists and intellectuals of the era, including her lover. In one of Maar’s most famous series, she documented Picasso painting Guernica in its many stages. Their nine-year relationship ending badly in 1943, with Picasso abusing Maar both physically and emotionally. She was left distraught and in the care of controversial psychiatrist Jacques Lacan, who treated her illegally with electroshock therapy. Maar then went on to abandon photography and paint largely in private, creating works that were both profoundly personal and emotionally evocative, and it was only after her death that these were ever exhibited. Born Henriette Theodora Markovic on November 22, 1907 in Tours, France, Maar studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. Her work has been exhibited by Paris Galerie, the National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palazzo Fortuny, and in 2019, the Centre Pompidou. The artist died on July 16, 1997 in Paris, France.
Born in Marseilles, Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.
During his time in New York , in 1991-92, d’Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum, but despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005.
In 2004 d’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.
Since 2005 Antoine d’Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world.