@ Depardon, Raymond



Presentation by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain : 

" During the 1990s and 2000s, Raymond Depardon crisscrossed agricultural France with his 6 x 9 view camera. From this exploration of the rural world, he made black-and-white photographs that tell the story of the land, the people, manual labour, the isolation and fragility of small farms, but also the beauty of the French countryside.

« These men and women who lived and persisted in cultivating these desolate lands were sages, philosophers, heroes, ahead of the impending, inevitable diminution. This political and ideological shock was a driving force for my project. »

          -- Raymond Depardon    "

Bilingual edition French / English.

124 pages - Linen hardcover

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 2020

Format : 35 x 28 cm

New - Mint condition

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Depardon, Raymond

Raymond Depardon is a French photographer and film director. He founded the Gamma press agency in 1966 with fellow French photographer Gilles Caron, and later joined Magnum Photos in 1978. He was a photojournalist covering war zones in the 60's, 70's and 80's (Algeria, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Chad, Lebanon, etc.) He directed many documentary films, in the political world ("1974, une partie de campagne" about the presidential election of Valéry Giscard-d'Estaing), the industrial world ("Numéros Zéros", about the creation of the newspaper "Matin de Paris") and the judicial and carceral system ("Faits Divers", "Délits Flagrants", "10ème chambre, instants d'audience") before turning his camera to rural France and the disappearing world of very small farmers with his triptych "L'Approche", "Profils Paysans" and "La Vie Moderne". The list of his publications is very long, Raymond Depardon being one of the French photographers to have published the most photobooks (on a side note, he is still far from Bernard Plossu's count...) A short version could include: "Notes" (Arfuyen, 1979), "Correspondance New-Yorkaise" (Libération / L'Etoile, 1981), "San Clemente" (CNP, 1984), "La Ferme du Garet" (Editions Carré, 1995), "Désert, un homme sans occident" (Le Seuil, 2003), "La Terre des Paysans" (Le Seuil, 2008), "Méditerranée" (Editions Xavier Barral, 2014), "Glasgow" (Le Seuil, 2016), "Depardon USA" (Editions Xavier Barral, 2018), "Rural" (Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 2020), "La Chambre" (Atelier EXB, 2020). © Self-portrait, 1992.
  • .Sold out. Presentation by Atelier EXB: " Originally from the French rural area of Saône et Loire, Raymond Depardon was born and raised in the Garet's familial farm that saw him become a photographer. He published a first eponymous book on the farm in 1994 which gained critical acclaim. In 2020, as a tribute to this important place for him, Depardon...

  • .Sold out. Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "From Lebanon in the 1960s to Marseille today, via Alexandria, Valence, the beaches of Palavas, Naples, and Rimini, Raymond Depardon offers us golden moments in the Mediterranean, comprising many previously unpublished photographs. On the occasion of the exhibition Un Moment Si Doux [Golden Moments]...

  • Publisher's presentation : "Après Anders Petersen, Christian Caujolle, nous fait découvrir dans cet ouvrage l’univers du grand photographe de l’agence Magnum: Raymond Depardon. En confiance, Raymond Depardon parle. Beaucoup, longuement, sans hésitation mais avec un débordement de digressions. Les repères temporels sont parfaitement en place, l’histoire...

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