Chronologie

1923
Born on September 13 in Paris
1938
Began studies at the École Estienne
1946
Acquired his first camera, a 6 x 6 Rolleicord; took first photo, La petite fille aux feuilles mortes
1949
Shared a prize with Robert Doisneau at the Salon de la Bibliotheque Nationale de France; met Brassai, Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson; first photographs published in US Camera
1951
Began as staff photographer for Réalité
1953
Traveled to the United States; photographs published in the magazines Réalités, Infinity, and Camera
1968
Began as an independent photographer
1970
Joined the Top/Rapho Agency
1973
Received the Octavius Hill Prize; exhibitions at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse
1988
Awarded the Hasselblad. Foundation Prize
1999
Died on June 30

Expositions

1999
Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris
Hackelbury Galllery London
1998
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
1996
Musée la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
1995
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Galerie Zabriskie, Paris
1990
Musée Carnavalet
1989
Vision Gallery, San Francisco
1986
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1984
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Rio de Janiero
1983
Centre Culturel Francais, New York
1982
Lausanne, Switzerland
1980
Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris
Gallery Portfolio Lausanne
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1979
Fondation Nationale de la Photographie, Lyon
1978
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico
Photographer’s Gallery, London
1976
Witkin Gallery, New York
Art Institute of Chicago
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1974
Gallerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris
1973
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse
1971
l’inde de Edouard Boubat, Galerie Rencontre, Paris
1967
Moderna Museet, Stockholm