Jean-Pierre Duvergé worked for 10 years in an advertising agency before embarking on a long career in HR as a headhunter. A self-taught photographer, he left aside the film camera for many decades before returning to it during a trip to Peru in 2014.
Originally from Bordeaux, it was in Cergy, where he has lived since 1981, that he then really entered photography and found his language: that of faces. His series “Cergy’s Faces: a French suburb” has to date 1300 portraits intended one day to be exhibited in the city.
His photography is instinctive, as close as possible to the human, enshrated in the immediacy and simplicity of an encounter. In his faces, it is first of all the look that attracts: gateway to the soul, he hypnotizes. All these faces bring us back to the universality of humanity.
Jean-Pierre Duvergé is therefore a photographer on the move, who moves towards the other, without taking a step aside but on the contrary who confronts otherness and seeks to show what brings together beings.
If he deplores the lack of attractiveness of humanist photography at the time of decorative photography in the firmament of social networks, he resists the visual normalization at work in a context of profusion of images by continuing without fail to account for human and social diversity, to decompartmentalize and make a clean sweep of stereotypes.
Aware that man remains a wolf to man, he is nonetheless convinced that documentary photography remains a weapon for celebrating differences and that, yes, any image is political.
He also knows that there is no need to go far to travel, even though, for this work, he surveyed the arid lands of Ethiopia.
Since 2016, his work has been exhibited regularly, mainly at festivals or photographic encounters, in France and abroad, and often presented in large format and outdoors.
In 2017, he was among the 3 nominees for the Zenith Photo Award in Berlin; in 2018, he participated in the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa; in 2019 and 2020, at Eyes on Main Street in Wilson, North Carolina, USA; in 2019, at the Kuala Lumpur Foto Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the same year, at the Tokyo International Foto Award, he received the bronze medal and honourable mention.
In 2021, he will be the guest of honor at the International Photographic Exhibition in Vernon (October).
In 2022, he will be hosted in residence at the “Eyes on Main Street” festival.
Known for her short films on art and fashion photography, Patricia Canino has done a special photographic work on the drifting icebergs of Greenland. If, from the cinema, she has kept the sense of staging, light work has become the heart of her shooting. With icebergs, images themselves become matter of transformation and light metamorphosis. Slivers of solarized negative light vibrate, the depth of black unfolds in all its power, the white of the ice becomes mineral, the surface of the water takes on metallic reflections. The calm is there, but everything points to a past or future catastrophe. Exhibition
From September 6 to 14, Liquids Spaces exhibition with Laurent Ballesta, Éric Lamblin and Bruno Bédoc September, 17th,opening of the exhibition with Roland neveu and John Swain. Presentation of the book : Imagine, Reflections on Peace.Register here From September 19 to 26, exhibition Regards by André Carrara + carte blanche to Louise Slaviero Opening Times10am to 8pm, except Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (10pm) and Sundays (6pm). Free Entrance. Getting there 10, rue de Braque 75003 Paris Subway : Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel-de-Ville (lines 1, 11) Bus : Station Archives – Rambuteau (lines 29, 75) Parking : Georges Pompidou, 41-47 rue
After the UT PICTURA premiere on 29 October evening, we would like to thank the 600 people who came to discover the works of Wahib Chehata, exhibited at the gallery Station until the end of November. UT PICTURA is a limited edition of 300 numbered and signed copies, with a certificate of authenticity, presented in a box of raw cardboard, each of which is a unique model produced by the artist. This art book, a work of artitself, the result of a year of preparation, is a selection of 10 years of creation by Wahib Chehata. The first 30 copies
FIND US IN FRONT OF THE FAIR OFFICE FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2019. Hemeria is a partner of Paris Photo for the second consecutive year. For this edition, we have chosen to honour three photographers: Clarisse Rebotier shows her series 2054 november 5 and 6. She will present on our booth the project of publishing an exceptional portfolio dedicated to her work. She is represented by the gallery HEGOA, partner of the vernissage. Wahib Chehata shows some of the works from his project : Ut Pictura on november 7, 8 and 9. UT PICTURA Art Book , will be presented for
Meet Wahib Chehata at 13-15 Rue du Pont-aux-Choux, 75003 Paris from 10 am to 7 pm or by appointment by contacting us at vip @ hemeria.com until 6 November 2019. Discover on 500m² an overview of the prolific work of Wahib Chehata and his various series presented within the book UT PICTURA: Renaissance, Resilience, Mythologies, Black & Light, Corpus, Entropie.