The renowned artist and photographer, Lucien Clergue is paid tribute at the Grand Palais through a considerable exhibition held from November, 14, 2015 until February, 15, 2016.
The autodidact photographer and co-founder of the meetings of photography in Arles in 1969, started his career at the age of 20, thanks to the recognition of Picasso. In 1968, he founded with Michel Tournier the International Photography Festival in Arles held every July. The fesitval invites photographers to promote their work through the creation of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie.
The Grand Palais is devoting a major exhibition to introduce Clergue’s works of art, a selection of black and white photographs that goes back to his early realizations, and reveals different aspects of his background.
The exhibition traces all the topics of the photographer through a collection of photographs that reflects the painful youth and melancholy of the artist. These photos also figure the sexual revolution of 1960-1970. The exhibition presents thus the “Gypsies” collection, a present community in Arles, and, numerous photographs presenting Camargue landscapes with strange shapes and contrasts, a psychedelic exploration of the surrounding nature that the public knows little about Clergue works.
To know more about this major artistic exhibition, consider visiting the Grand Palais, located at about five-minute walk from the Hotel Powers. Save the date, the exhibition is running until February, 15, 2016.