Raymond DEPARDON

Presentation

Born in 1942 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France.
Lives and works in Clamart, France.

Raymond Depardon has directed 21 feature films and published more than 60 books. The youngest son of a family of farmers, he began photographing his parents' farm at the age of 12. In 1958, he moved to Paris and joined the Dalmas agency as a reporter, before co-founding Gamma in 1966. He has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1979. In 1998, he undertook a long photographic and cinematographic work devoted to the French rural world. He was awarded the Louis-Delluc prize with La vie moderne in 2008. In 2011, he will exhibit his four years of work on the roads entitled La France de Raymond Depardon at the BnF. In 2013, the exhibition Un moment si doux is presented at the Grand Palais in Paris and in 2014 at the Mucem in Marseille. His latest film, 12 jours, was released in theaters at the end of 2017. The exhibition Depardon USA 1968-1999, was presented at the Rencontres d'Arles 2018.

Biography

Born in 1942 at Villefranche-sur-Saône, France. Lives and work in Clamart, France.

 

1958
He becomes Louis Foucherand’s assistant.

1960
He enters the Dalmas Agency. Covers the Algerian War. Becomes, in five years, the main reporter of the agency.

1966
He co-founded the Gamma agency.

1978
He leaves Gamma and and joins Magnum.

1981
He co-founded Double D copyright films.

1992
He co-founded the Palmeraie et Désert film production company.

2002
Absorption of Double D copyright films by Palmeraie et Désert.

2010
He co-founded the BAL. He his its president.

 

 

SHORT FILMS

 

2019
- Mon Arbre

2014
- 8ème étage

2011
- Au Bonheur des Maths, co-directed with Claudine Nougaret.

2010
- La France

2008
- Donner la parole, co-directed with Claudine Nougaret.

2007
- Cinéma d’été

2005
- Quoi de neuf au Garet?

2003
- Chasseurs et Chamans

2000
- Déserts

1998
- Bolivia

1997
- Amour

1996
- Malraux

1995
- La Prom’
- Parole d’appelés

1994
- Montage, co-directed with Claudine Nougaret.

1993
- Cartagena
- Face à la mer

1990
- Contacts
- Une histoire très simple

1988
- le Petit Navire, co-directed with Claudine Nougaret.

1985
- New York, NY

1982
- Piparsod

1980
- 10 min. de silence pour John Lennon

1976
- Tibesti too

1973
- Yémen

1969
- Ian Palach

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

2002
- 1974, Une partie de campagne

1977
- Numéros Zéro

 

FILMS

 

2017
- 12 jours

2016
- Les habitants

2013
- 8ème étage, made for the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, France.

2012
- Journal de France, co-directed with Claudine Nougaret.

2008
- Profils Paysans : La Vie Moderne

2005
- Profils Paysans : Le Quotidien

2004
- 10e Chambre, Instants d’Audience

2002
- Un Homme sans l’Occident, adaptation of the Diego Brosset’s novel.

2001
- Profils paysans : L’Approche

1997
- Paris

1996
- Afriques : comment ça va avec la douleur ?

1995
- Délits Flagrants

1990
- La captive du désert

1987
- Urgences, co-directed with Claudine Nougaret

1985
- Empty quater, une Femme en Afrique

1984
- Les années déclics, co-directed with Roger Ikhlef.

1983
- Faits Divers

1981
- Reporters

1978
- San Clemente

1977
- Les Révolutionnaires du Tchad

 

COMMISSION

 

2012
- Official portrait of the President of the Republic, François Hollande.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES

 

2004-2009
- La France de Raymond Depardon

1984
- Participate at the Photographic Mission of the DATAR.

1977
- Les Révolutionnaires du Tchad

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2020
- Raymond Depardon, Photographie Militaire 1962-1963, Army Health Service Museum, Paris, France.

2019
- Errances, Cultural Space Le Parvis, Pau, France.

2018
- Raymond Depardon Alpes Maritimes, Lympia Gallery, Nice, France.
- Depardon USA 1968-1999, International Meetings of Photography, Arles, France.
- Paysages d’architecture, French Museum of the Playing Cards, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
- Correspondance New Yorkaise 1981-2017, Magnum Photo, Paris, France.
- Japon 2016-2017, The New Clear Room, Paris, France.
- Intérieur/Extérieur, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2017
- Traverser, Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris, France.
- Depardon Tokyo 1964-2016, Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
- Un moment si doux, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Un moment si doux, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Los Franceses - Les Habitants, CICUS, Seville, Spain.

2016
- La France de Raymond Depardon, Minitry of Culture, Lima, Peru.

2015
- La France de Raymond Depardon, Banco de la República Museum, Bogotá, Colombia.
- Manhattan Out / Correspondance New Yorkaise, Catherine et André Hug Gallery, Paris, France.

2014
- La France de Raymond Depardon, EPM Library, Medellin, Colombia.
- Un moment si doux, Mucem, Marseille, France.
- Depardon : Berlin, French Institute of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
- New York, Jorg Brockmann Space, Geneva, Switzerland.

2013
- Un moment si doux, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
- La France de Raymond Depardon, Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela.
- Villes, Le Carreau, Cergy-Pontoise, France.

2010
- La France de Raymond Depardon, National Library of France, Paris, France

2007
- Villes/Cities/Städte, Museum of Photography, Berlin, Germany.

2006
-
Photographies de personnalités Politiques, European House of Photography, Paris, France.
- Racconti della Realta, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy.
- La Ferme du Garet, Swiss Museum of the Photographic Camera, Vevey, Switzerland.

2005
- Raymond Depardon, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2004
-
7x3, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France.
- San Clemente, Carmelite Cultural Center, Langon, France.
- Vietnam 1972-1992, Asian Arts Museum, Nice, France.

2003
- Un homme sans l’Occident, Fnac Montparnasse, Paris, France.

2000
- Détours, European House of Photography, Paris, France.

 

RETROSPECTIVES

 

2018
- Un moment si doux, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2017
- Raymond Depardon, Les 3 Luxembourg cinema, Paris, France.

 

THEATRICAL ADAPTATION

 

1998
- La ferme du Garet, directed by Marc Feld at the Manufacture des Œillets at Ivry-sur-Seine, then follows a tour in France and Canada.

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2020
- Dégager l’écoute, National Library of France, Paris, France.

2019
- Nous les Arbres, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France.
- Striking Moments in Photojournalism, Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland.
- Fil Noir, European House of Photography, Paris, France.

2017
- Highlights : la Collection de la Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.
- In Our Time, Magnum Print Room, London, UK.
- Magnum Analog Recovery, The BAL, Paris, France.
- Look at Lebanon 1970-2016, House of Photography, Toulon, France.

2016
- Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France.
- An Ideal for Leaving, Huxley-Parlour, London, UK.
- Strange and Familiar, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK.

2015
- Autoportraits, Les Douches Gallery, Paris, France.

2012
- La Photographie en France 1950-2000, European House of Photography, Paris, France.

2011
- Mathématiques, un dépaysement soudain, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France.

2009
- Terre natale commence ici, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2008
- Terre natale commence ici, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France.

 

AWARDS

 

2011
- Prolemy Prize for Geography.

2009
- Nomad’s Prize.
- International Planet Albert-Kahn Prize.

2008
- Louis Delluc Prize.

2000
- Nadar Prize.

1995
- César Award for the Best Documentary.
- Joris-Ivens Prize.

1991
- National Grand Prize for Photography.

1985
- César Award for Best Short Film.

1981
- César Award for the Best Documentary.

1973
-
Robert Capa Gold Medal.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2020
- Raymond Depardon, Photographie Militaire 1962-1963, ed. Gallimard.
Rural, édition Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.

2018
- Depardon USA, ed. Xavier Barral.

2017
- Traverser, ed. Xavier Barral.

2016
- Les habitants, ed. Seuil.

2015
- Adieu Saigon, ed. Seuil.

2014
- Le désert, allers retours, ed.Éric Hazan.
- Méditerranée, ed. Xavier Barral.
- Berlin, fragments d’une histoire allemande, ed. Seuil.

2013
- Manicomio, ed. Steidl.

2010
- La France de Raymond Depardon, ed. Seuil.

2009
- Paysans, ed. Points.

2008
- La Terre des Paysans, ed. Seuil.

2003
- 06 Alpes Maritimes, ed. Xavier Barral/ Magnum Photos.

2000
- Détours, ed. Maison de la Photographie.
- Errances, ed. Points.

1995
- La ferme du Garet, ed. Actes Sud.

1978
- Notes, ed. Arfuyen.

1973
- Chili, with David Burnett et Chas Gerretsen, ed. Gamma.

 

ADAPTATION FROM HIS WORK

 

2009
- Des gens, directed by Zabou Breitman, free adaptation of Faits Divers and Urgences, at the Angoulême Theater, it has won two Molière Awards.