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Francois Fontaine

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François Fontaine was born in Paris in 1968. As a History of Art student at the Sorbonne, he developed a passion for photography and travel, which he would combine over the following ten years during trips to South-East Asia. In 1997, Fontaine was shortlisted for the Kodak Prize for Critical Photography for his feature story Phnom-Penh Jails.
From 1998 to 2002, Fontaine lived and worked in Spain. His feature stories Poésie Urbaine and Les Fleurs de la Nuit were exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Paris.
In 2005, Fontaine exhibited Lost In China at the first Guangzhou Photo Biennial and then took up residence at the Guangdong Museum of Art of Guangzhou. The photographs' dreamlike, chromatic quality earned Fontaine third place for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
In 2006 and 2007, Fontaine was to continue his photographic discovery of statues and monuments, previously explored in Spain and Brazil, in carrying out a commission for Palace magazine on the subject of Paris's public statues.
In 2008, Fontaine exhibited Lost in China, Les Christs de Salvador and Rêves de Statues at the Guangdong Museum of Art in China. He also completed two series of photographs in Japan, Naoshima and Japanese Whispers.
In 2009, both Rêves de Statues and Les Christs de Salvador were exhibited at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.
The last voyage of helicopter-carrier the Jeanne d'Arc was captured by Fontaine in 2010 in his feature story Le Vaisseau Fantôme.
In 2010 with his serie L'Heure Sacrée the artist plunges into the deep spirituality of Hinduism in India.
Fontaine's most recent oeuvre, Silenzio, explores the world of cinema. This serie is a chromatic collection of illusory photographs in wich glamour and suspense vie with each other for centre stage.
Fontaine, whose work is inseparable from the themes of fantasy and the ethereal, has created a timeless photographic oeuvre that draws inspiration intuitively from and in response to encounters with different events, cultures and peoples. Inspired by a lifelong passion for travel, Fontaine creates stories in images, just as a writer or director of films might weave their tales on paper or on film.

BIOGRAPHY (UK)

Fontaine's work can be found in the following collections:
Public collections: Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF); Maison Européene de la Photographie (Paris); Galeries Fnac; Hermès; Leica Camera (Paris); Maison Robert Doisneau (Gentilly); Guangdong Museum of Art(Guangzhou)

Private collections: in France, Spain, Switzerland, the USA, Brazil, Turkey and China.

François Fontaine has been represented by Agence VU' since 2008.

FRANÇOIS FONTAINE
8, rue Mouffetard
75005 Paris
France

 

FEATURE STORIES (1991-2010)


2011-2012: Paris
'Silenzio' (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
2010: India
'L'Heure Sacrée' (Connaissance des Arts)
The North Sea
'Le Vaisseau Fantôme'. The last campaign of the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc (Marine Nationale, Nantes Privilège)
2009: Berlin, Germany
'Berlin, un Phare dans la Nuit' (German National Tourist Office)
2008: Japan
'Japanese Whispers' (Metro, La Maison du Japon)
'Naoshima' (La maison du Japon)
2006-2007: Paris, France
'Le Jardin du Luxembourg' (Palace)
'Rêves de Statues' (Palace, Exporama)
2006-2007: Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Yemen
'Fantômes d'Orient' (Le Monde de la Musique)
2005: China
'Lost in China' (Images Magazine, Photo Nouvelles, Réponses Photo, Le Monde de la Musique, Le Monde 2, Double, Senso, Photo, Le Monde, Libération, Le Figaro, Courrier International, Metro, La Maison de la Chine, Paisajes, catalogue Weston, éditions Gallimard)
'China Beach' (Métro, Connaissance des Arts)
2004: Brazil
'Les Christs de Salvador' (Palace, Minotaure, Images, Le Monde de la Musique, Connaissance des Arts Spécial Photo, Elle, Paris-art, Metro).'Les Murs de São Luis' (Zurban, Paris-art)'Carnet de Voyages' (L'Œil, Minotaure, La Maison des Amériques)
1999 - 2002: Spain (Madrid, Grenada)
'Les Fleurs de la Nuit' (Rolling Stone, Minotaure, Zurban, Libération, Médicos del Mundo)
'Poésie Urbaine' (Joyce, Vogue, Le Monde Diplomatique, Palace, The Broadsheet, Foto)'La Semaine Sainte' (Le Monde de la Musique, L'œil, Le Journal des Arts, The Broadsheet, Paisajes)
1991 - 2001: South-East Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma)
'Les Filles de Phnom-Penh' (Médecins du Monde), 2001
'Les Prisons de Phnom-Penh' (Médecins du Monde), 1997
'Birmanie' (Le Nouvel Observateur, La Maison de l'Indochine), 1996
'Le Mékong' (Le Journal des Arts, La Croix, Télérama, Le Monde de la Musique, La Maison de l'Indochine), 1991, 1995, 2001
'Angkor' (Télérama, Minotaure, Le Monde de la Musique, La Maison de l'Indochine), 1991, 1997, 2001

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS


2011
'Chine. Une journée à la plage', Chroniques Nomades, Honfleur
'Lost in China', Château d'Agecroft, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France
'Chine. Une Journée à la Plage', Uah^, Paris
2009
'Les Fleurs de la Nuit', Atri Festival, Abruzzes, Italy
'Statuaire', Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
2008
'Lost in China', Photo Beijing 2008 (Contemporary Photography Art Fair), Beijing, China
'Photo Residence of GDMOA', Museum of Art of Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
2007
'Lost in China', Parcours Parisien de la Photographie (PPP), Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris ; Festival Chroniques Nomades, Honfleur, France
2005
'De Profundis', Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris
'Les Fleurs de la Nuit', projection at the Photo Biennal of Guangzhou, China
'Au fil du Mékong', Les ateliers Hermès, Paris
2003
'Les Fleurs de la Nuit', Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris
2002
'Los Olvidados', Aids 2002 Barcelona, Palau de Congressos, Barcelona, Spain.
'Les Fleurs de la Nuit', projection at PhotoGalería, PHotoEspaña 02, Madrid
2001
'Madrid: Poésie Urbaine', Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris
'De Grenade à Phnom-Penh', Maison Robert Doisneau, Gentilly, France
2000
'Madrid: Poésie Urbaine', Estudio Agatha Ruiz de la Prada ; Fotosíntesis, Madrid

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS


2011
'Lost in China', Projection au Festival Fotofest, Bursa, Turkey
2010
'Picto 1950-2010', Rencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles, France
2009
'Galerie Catherine Houard invite VU', Galerie Catherine Houard, Paris
'Summer Time', Galerie Basia Embiricos, Paris
'Pol/A', Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris
2008
'Don de Vie', Chapelle de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Mois de la Photo 2008, Paris
'A Focus on Photography', Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
2006
'Lost in China', Leica Oskar Barnack Prize (Distinction). Projection aux Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles
'Le visage caché du monde', Festival International Smetanova Litomysl, Czech Republic
2003
'Les fleurs de la nuit', Arco'03, Madrid ; Festival International de Recherche Artistique Observatori, Valencia, Spain
2002
'Las flores de la noche', prix Luis Valtueña (Distinction), Academía de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid
'Madrid: Poésie urbaine': Espace Jean Bart, Lille
2000
'Madrid: Poesía Urbana', Espacio Fourquet (PHotoEspaña 00), Madrid
1997
'Les Prisons de Phnom-Penh', Kodak Award (distinction), Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris

 

photo 001.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Naomi Watts & Laura Harring in Mulholland Drive
(David Lynch, 2001)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

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Martin Sheen in Badlands
(Terrence Malick, 1973)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 003.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Badlands
(Terrence Malick, 1973)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 004.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

American Graffiti
(Georges Lucas, 1973)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 005.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

American Graffiti
(Georges Lucas, 1973)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

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Brigitte Bardot in Le Mépris
(Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 007.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Brigitte Bardot in Le Mépris
(Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

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Michel Piccoli in Le Mépris
(Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 009.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Catherine Deneuve & Geneviève Page in Belle de Jour
(Luis Buñuel, 1967)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 010.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet
(David Lynch, 1986)
by François Fontaine
Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

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Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde
(Arthur Penn, 1967)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 012.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Cary Grant in North by Northwest
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 013.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Jessica Lange in Frances
(Graeme Clifford, 1982)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 014.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Maggie Cheung in In the Mood for Love
(Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 015.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Sean Connery in James Bond 007 contre Dr. No
(Terence Young, 1962)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 016.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Frederick Stafford in L’Etau
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1969)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 017.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Max Von Sydow in The Exorcist
(William Friedkin, 1973)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 018.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa
(Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, 1954)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 019.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Maria Furtwängler in Die Flucht
(Kai Wessel, 2006)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 020.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 021.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 022.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 023.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia
(David Lean, 1962)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 024.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

The Black Dahlia
(Brian de Palma, 2006)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 025.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Hilary Swank in The Black Dahlia
(Brian de Palma, 2006)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 026.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Alain Delon in Il Gattopardo
(Luchino Visconti, 1963)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 027.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

The Red Shoes
(Michael Powell et Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 028.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Sean Connery in Marnie
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 029.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Tippi Hedren & Sean Connery in Marnie
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 030.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Colin Firth in A Single Man
(Tom Ford, 2009)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 031.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Catherine Deneuve in Tristana
(Luis Buñuel, 1970)
by François Fontaine
Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 032.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée
(Louis Malle, 1962)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 033.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Kim Novak in Vertigo
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 034.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Paris Texas
(Wim Wenders, 1984)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €

photo 035.jpg Francois Fontaine - photo exhibition

Laetitia Casta in Nés en 68
(Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau, 2008)
by François Fontaine

Edition of 9 prints

Size 27x40cm : 1400 €
Size 40x60cm : 1800 €
Size 60x90cm : 2500 €