Raymond Depardon Art Prints

Raymond Depardon took his first photographs on the Garet farm (Rhone) where he grew up. Having worked as an apprentice in a photography-optician’s shop in Villefranche-sur-Saône, he moved to Paris in 1958 and worked as an assistant to Louis Foucherand. From 1960, he worked as a reporter for the Delmas Agency. He covered a large number of events abroad, including the building of the Berlin Wall and the Algerian War. In 1967, Raymond Depardon founded the Gamma Agency with Hubert Henrotte, Hugues Vassal and Léonard de Remy, then Gilles Caron. The agency’s attitude was to give the photographer greater autonomy and responsibility. Along side his career as a photographer, Raymond Depardon produced Ian Palach, his first short film, in Czechoslovakia. He covered the Françoise Claustre affair, in which a French ethnologist was held hostage in Chad. In the same year he completed his first full-length documentary film on Valérie Giscard d’Estaing’s presidential campaign. The film, 1974, une partie de campagne, was not shown in cinemas until 2002. In 1979, he left Gamma to join the Magnum Agency. He covered the civil wars in the Lebanon and Afghanistan. The photographs taken at the time were published in the Notes collection published that year. In 1981, he became the European Vice-Chairman of Magnum. In 1989, he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2001, he brought out Profils paysans, the first of a series of three films about rural France. This was followed by Profils paysans: le quotidien, presented at the Berlin festival in 2002, and La Vie Moderne which won the Jury’s Tribute Prize in Cannes and the Louis Delluc Prize for the best French film of 2008. The book La terre des paysans was published in the same year, the sum of 40 years’ work on rural life.
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Libye 1978
Fine-Art Print
20" x 16"
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