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Current Exhibitions

Paolo Verzone - Open Air Photography
Clervaux - Cité de l'image (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2020-09-25 to 2021-09-24

Hugues de Wurstemberger - Pauline et Pierre
From 2021-01-21 to 2021-06-30

Next exhibitions

Denis Dailleux - Années 90, de mon village à Persan
Commanderie Saint-Jean (FRANCE)
From 2021-05-27 to 2021-07-04

Chronicles of a portrait photographer

Gérard Rondeau

Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France
Cultural Services of the Embassy of France
972 Fifth Avenue (et 79th St)
New York,NY (U.S.A.)

From 2009-04-27 to 2009-05-29

• Weekdays from 1 pm – 5 pm (Closed weekends)

• Free
Susan Sontag, Gore Vidal, Jeff Koons, Nadine Gordimer, Louise Bourgeois…This eclectic assortment of authors and artists share one thing in common: all have been photographed by Gérard Rondeau, and their portraits, along with 95 others, will be on display at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy from April 27 to May 29, on the occasion of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Gérard Rondeau has photographed hundreds of celebrities from all walks of life, ranging from Carla Bruni to Léo Castelli, often for the French newspaper Le Monde. For this edition of his “Chronicles of a Portraitist,” he has highlighted writers, as the exhibition will take place in the midst of the PEN World Voices Festival (April 27 to May 3). The 100 portraits on display will feature such notables as Jean Baudrillard, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jacques Derrida, Gilbert & George, Claude Lanzmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Patrick Modiano, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Richard Serra, Philippe Starck, and George Steiner. The exhibit’s curator, Christian Caujolle, is one of the founders and the artistic director of the VU photo agency. He has organized exhibits throughout the world (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Rotterdam, Seoul, Tokyo, Venice).
This special literary edition of “Chronicles of a Portraitist” will celebrate one of the world’s biggest gatherings of world-class writers. This year, the PEN World Voices Festival will bring together more than 160 writers from 40 countries for a week of cross-cultural literary exchange. A number of French-speaking writers will participate in the more than 60 scheduled events, including Salwa Al Neimi, Muriel Barbery, Nicole Brossard, Bernard Comment, Frankétienne, Emmanuel Guibert and Dany Laferrière. In his photography, Gérard Rondeau avoids formalism but instead seeks casual, intimate shots. His portraits, all in black and white, are playful, intriguing and original, using unfamiliar viewpoints and unique framing. But he has not confined himself to portraiture, far from it. He has traveled throughout the world: chronicled life in Sarajevo during its siege, portrayed contemporary Morocco while alluding to the paintings of Delacroix, followed Médecins du Monde doctors on their missions to some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots. His photos have been exhibited in Paris, Jakarta (Indonesia), Buenos-Aires (Argentina), Lausanne (Switzerland), Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany) and he has published over 30 books, including Gérard Rondeau, Chroniques d’un portraitiste 1986-2006 (Seuil / Scérén-CNDP), which is connected to this exhibit.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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