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A photographic look at the rural world

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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.

Filmmaker, photographer and international journalist, Raymond Depardon, born in 1942 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, holds a unique place in the field of the contemporary image. In 1967, he co-founded the Gamma Agency, and in 1978, he joined the Magnum Agency for whom he would carry out reports all over the world up until the beginning of the 1980s. While continuing to practice photography on a daily basis, he later turned his attention to documentary film, making use of the direct cinema genre, including the Profils paysans trilogy: L’Approche, Profils paysans : Le Quotidien and La Vie moderne (2001-2008).

Raymond Depardon, Rural

Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Bilingual French/English version

Hardback, 35 × 28 cm, 124 pages, 86 black-and-white photographs

Text by Raymond Depardon

ISBN: 978-2-86925-162-5

Publication date: October 2020


Distribution: Distributed in the USA and Canada by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.; Distributed in all other countries by Thames & Hudson Ltd

Price: 45 €