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Roland Allard

From 1970 to 1985 Rolland Allard was a photojournalist for l'Express and later Le Point magazines. He took portraits of writers such as Julien Gracq and Samuel Beckett and for film directors like Orson Welles or Francis Ford Coppola. He also worked as a cinema set photographer and has been a director for cinema and television since 1985.

In 1986 he participated in the creation of Agence VU. The same year he became the photo director of the daily newspaper Libération.
His first movie "Dornénavant tout sera comme d'habitude" received the Antenne 2 Grand Prize for documentary films and the Grand Prize for Jewish Cinema.

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Mexico: guest of the Salon du Livre 2009 (2009)

This year the French Book Fair welcomes Mexico as the guest of honour. The perfect opportunity to rediscover Rolland Allard’s portraits of Mexican writers Carlos Fuentes, Alvaro Mutis and Octavio Paz.

Demonstration against racism in Paris (1971)

1971: Djellali Ben Ali, 15, was killed by the caretaker of his building in the Goutte d’Or in Paris. The Movement Against Racism and for Friendship between Peoples (MRAP) called for a demonstration with the slogan “Racism kills in France”. The mobilization was significant and the most important French intellectuals such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault or Jean Genet marched in the streets of the Goutte d’Or district.

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