Editions 2006, 2014, 2018

Raymond Depardon

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

Raymond Depardon has directed 21 feature-length films and published over 60 books. The youngest son in a family of farmers, he began taking photos of his parents’ farm at the age of 12. In 1958, he moved to Paris and worked as a reporter for the Dalmas agency, before co-founding Gamma in 1966. He has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1979. In 1998, he began a long project in film and photography on rural France. He earned the Luis Delluc Prize in 2008 with La vie moderne. In 2011, his four-year project on the road, La France de Raymond Depardon, was exhibited at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. In 2013, the exhibition Un moment si doux was shown at the Grand Palais in Paris, and again in 2014 at the Mucem, Marseille. His final film, 12 jours, was released at the end of 2017.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture