UA-94120881-2

Four French Photographers

Works by Edouard Boubat, Robert Doisneau, Bernard Plossu, Philippe Salaun

April 6 – May 26, 2018

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)  Mademoiselle Anita, 1951, printed later  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

Mademoiselle Anita, 1951, printed later

Gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
9.5 x 9.5 inches (image)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  Elena, Mexico, 1966, printed later  Gelatin silver print  12 x 9.5 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

Elena, Mexico, 1966, printed later

Gelatin silver print

12 x 9.5 inches (paper)
10.25 x 7 inches (image)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  Paris, 1973  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

Paris, 1973

Vintage gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
9.5 x 14 inches (image)

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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)  Cafe Noir et Blanc, 1948, Printed Later  Gelatin silver print, 12h x 16w in, black and white photography

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

Cafe Noir et Blanc, 1948, Printed Later

Gelatin silver print

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

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Philippe Salaun (1943-)  Arles, 1982  Gold toned gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Philippe Salaun (1943-)

Arles, 1982

Gold toned gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
8 x 12 inches (image)

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Philippe Salaun (1943-)  Jean Francois Chevrier et Henri Cartier Bresson, Paris, 1979  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Philippe Salaun (1943-)

Jean Francois Chevrier et Henri Cartier Bresson, Paris, 1979

Gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
8 x 12 inches (image)

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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)  L'enfer, 1952, printed 1980  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

L'enfer, 1952, printed 1980

Gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
11.75 x 9.75 (image)

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Edition 1/3

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)  La Meute, 1969, printed 1981  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

La Meute, 1969, printed 1981

Gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
12.75 x 9.75 (image)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  Mexico "On the Road", 1966  Gelatin silver print  10 x 14 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

Mexico "On the Road", 1966

Gelatin silver print

10 x 14 inches (paper)
8 x 11.75 inches (image)

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Philippe Salaun (1943-)  Rencontre dans le Desert, Arizona, 1995  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Philippe Salaun (1943-)

Rencontre dans le Desert, Arizona, 1995

Printed later

Gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
8 x 12 inches (image)

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Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)  Jardin des Plantes, Paris Hommage au Douanier Rousseau, 1980  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper)

Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)

Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Hommage au Douanier Rousseau, 1980, printed later

Gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
9.5 x 14 inches (image)

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Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)  Paris, 1979  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)

Paris, 1979, printed later

Gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
14 x 9.5 inches (image)

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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)  Helicopters, 1972, printed 1984  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

Helicopters, 1972, printed 1984

Gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
13 x 9.5 inches (image)

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Philippe Salaun (1943-)  Jardin de Tuileries, 1976  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Philippe Salaun (1943-)

Jardin de Tuileries, 1976

Vintage gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
8 x 12 inches (image)

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Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)  Environs de Paris, 1978, printed later  Gelatin silver print  12 x 6 inches (paper), black and white photography

Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)

Environs de Paris, 1978, printed later

Gelatin silver print

12 x 6 inches (paper)
9.5 x 11.75 (image)

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Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)  Enfants dans le Premiere Neige, 1953, printed later  Gelatin silver print  9 1/2h x 14 1/4w in, black and white photography

Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)

Enfants dans le Premiere Neige, 1953, printed later

Gelatin silver print

9 1/2h x 14 1/4w in
24.13h x 36.20w cm

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Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)  Jardin de Luxembourg, 1946  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper) 14 x 95 inches (image), black and white photography

Edouard Boubat (1923-1999)

Jardin de Luxembourg, 1946, printed later

Gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
14 x 95 inches (image)

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Philippe Salaun (1943-)  Le vie de Chateau, 1973  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Philippe Salaun (1943-)

Le vie de Chateau, 1973

Vintage gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
10 x 10 inches (image)

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Philippe Salaun (1943-)  Ty Cam, 1977  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Philippe Salaun (1943-)

Ty Cam, 1977

Vintage gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
8 x 12 inches (image)

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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)  Les Pain de Picasso, Vallauris, 1952, Printed 1982  Gelatin silver print  16h x 12w in, Black and white photography, picasso

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

Les Pain de Picasso, Vallauris, 1952, Printed 1982

Gelatin silver print

16h x 12w in
40.64h x 30.48w cm

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  Untitled, from the series "African Desert", 1975  Gelatin silver print  16 x 12 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

Untitled, from the series "African Desert", 1975

Vinatge gelatin silver print

16 x 12 inches (paper)
12 x 8 inches (image)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  Acades, Niger, 1975  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

Acades, Niger, 1975

Vintage gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
7.75 x 11.25 inches (images)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  Untitled (Playing on beach, two trees), n.d.  Gelatin silver print  12 x 16 inches (paper), black and white photography black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

Untitled (Playing on beach, two trees), n.d.

Vintage gelatin silver print

12 x 16 inches (paper)
8 x 11.5 inches (image)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  The Storm of Ulysses, 1988  Gelatin silver print  11 x 14 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

The Storm of Ulysses, 1988

Gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches (paper)
8 x 11 inches (image)

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Bernard Plossu (1945-)  The Rio Grande near Taos, 1979  Gelatin silver print  10 x 14 inches (paper), black and white photography

Bernard Plossu (1945-)

The Rio Grande near Taos, 1979

Gelatin silver print

10 x 14 inches (paper)
8 x 11.75 inches (image)

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Press Release

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Four French Photographers, a group exhibition which is a look through the eyes of four master photographers: Edouard Boubat, Robert Doisneau, Bernard Plossu, and Philippe Salaün, who all poignantly capture the fleeting, magical moments of humanity -the beauty amidst the chaos.

Edouard Boubat (b. 1923–1999) was born in Paris and is known as France's most famous romantic photographer. As the son of an army chef, he heard many tales of the Great War, and as a result he chose to bear witness to the light and beauty in life, not the dark. Because I know war… because I know the horror, I don’t want to add to it.… After the war, we felt the need to celebrate life, and for me photography was the means to achieve this. His 50 year career began after he studied typography and graphic arts. After graduating he exhibited his first professional photograph at the Salon International de la Photographie and was awarded the Kodak Prize. He then began work as a photojournalist, where his assignments often took him to poor and desolate regions, but Boubat still managed to capture only love and beauty. Considered an heir of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” photography, Boubat’s remarkable instincts brought the emotion and beauty of life to our gaze. Public collections that hold his work include Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others.

Robert Doisneau (b. 1912–1994), one of France’s most noted photographers, recorded the joie de vivre of day to day life in France with his charming, poetic images. Doisneau initially studied engraving and lithography, and after his graduation in 1929, he started photographing professionally, and throughout his career worked in advertising, fashion, as well as working for the resistance as both a photographer and soldier. He published his first book of photographs, La Banlieue de Paris (“The Suburbs of Paris,”) in 1949, his first of over twenty publications, often comprised of images of Paris and Parisians. For Doisneau, the street was his arena, and he combined his humor, his anti-establishment values, and his deep sense of humanism, making  him a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau won the Kodak Prize in 1947, the Niepc Prize in 1956, and has been the subject of major retrospectives at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, and the Witkin Gallery, New York.

Bernard Plossu (b.1945) was born in South Vietnam and has spent his career extensively traveling through the jungles of Chiapas in Mexico, the American West, India, the Aeolian Islands, and Niger, realizing his romantic photographic vision along the way. He is cherished by generations of French young people, and his is widely regarded as a leading figure in French photography. His first photographic travels were when he was an early teen, traveling to the Sahara with his father with a Kodak Brownie Flash in hand. Plossu’s photographs have been the subject of numerous books, and he has exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain; and Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, France.

Philippe Salaün (b. 1943), born in a small village in Brittany, is esteemed in France as a master printer, and he collaborated with many of the champions of French photography including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat, Robert Doisneau, William Klein, among others. In addition to his printing, he is also a gifted photographer in his own right, and while perhaps not as renowned as those he collaborated with, the breadth of his work certainly parallels theirs. After winning the National Foundation Photography Award, Salaün travelled to the United States to study with Ansel Adams and Jerry Uelsmann, and went on to travel and make work in France as well as throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Salaün is unafraid to capture human vulnerability with a pointed sensitivity that results in works which are often amusing and always expertly composed.

For press inquiries, please contact info@traceymorgangallery.com. | Pictured above: Robert Doisneau, Mademoiselle Anita, 1951, gelatin silver print