French, born in 1942
Founder of the Gamma agency and a member of Magnum, Raymond Depardon is a key figure in the documentary and photojournalism scene in France and abroad. American demonstrations against the Vietnam war, the French countryside, politicians, major world cities and psychiatric institutions are among the many subjects tackled by the French photographer, director and writer.
Through his sharp gaze, ability to "stare" and freedom of action, Depardon demonstrates great virtuosity in his films and photographic series. Some, such as Correspondance new-yorkaise (1981), published daily for a month in the newspaper Libération, will go down in the history of photojournalism. Preferring street energy as well as large, quiet spaces, he pursues a seemingly endless quest with the same motto: "Have the reflex to stop life where it can be found."
Represented in the Pinault Collection, Raymond Depardon's photographic work will be shown for the first time at the “Au-delà de la couleur” (“Beyond Colour”) exhibition at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes in June 2021.