Manifestation devant la Convention nationale démocrate, Chicago, Illinois


Black and white silver barium print

40 x 50 cm

Raymond Depardon covered the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago as a photojournalist for the Gamma agency. He found himself on the front lines of the protests and riots against the Vietnam War and Humbert Humphrey, the pro-war Democratic candidate.

His black-and-white shots of unrest revealed a violent atmosphere and deep rifts in American society, plagued by poverty, racial segregation and the imminence of armed conflict.

Demonstration in front of the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois and Demonstration against the Vietnam War, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois will be displayed for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the “Au-delà de la couleur” ("Beyond Colour") show at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes in June 2021.

Raymond Depardon's other artwork