TOULON, MUSÉE DE LA MARINE
1962 — 1963, MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER
Appointed photographer for the magazine Terre Air Mer (TAM), nicknamed “the army’s Paris Match”, Raymond Depardon took two thousand medium format photographs between July 1962 and August 1963. On behalf of the magazine, Raymond Depardon undertook a military tour of France alongside various units and worked from the ground, air and sea, thus creating a panorama of the metropolitan territory for training, event, corporate or institutional projects. Through portrait, landscape, sports and general photography, he never ceased to experiment and capture the French army as it engaged in the 30 years of post-war economic and technological growth, painting the portrait of an entire generation. Raymond Depardon: 1962-1963, military photographer is an original creation and exhibition, both by its content, made of photographs which will be displayed for the first time since their publication in TAM, and by its format, with prints created specifically for the occasion, under the supervision of Raymond Depardon himself.
Exhibition curators: Cristina Baron, Lucie Moriceau-Chastagner and Corinne Pignon.
Publication: Raymond Depardon : 1962-1963, photographe militaire, Cristina Baron and Lucie Moriceau-Chastagner, Gallimard/ministère des Armées, 2019.
17 May - 30 December 2019
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2019 pass.