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François-Marie Banier was born in Paris in 1947. A novelist and playwright, since the 1970s he has also been taking photographs of public figures as well as anonymous people in the street. In 1991 the Centre Pompidou in Paris exhibited his photographic work for the first time, and further exhibitions have since been organized throughout Europe, in Asia and in Latin America. Maison Europèenne de la Photographie presented a retrospective in 2003, exhibiting his "written" and "painted" photographs for the first time. He lives and works in Paris.
Published by Steidl. Text by François-Marie Banier, Jan Hoet.
Mainly consisting of portraits of people and animals and still lifes, the black-and-white photographs of François-Marie Banier (born 1947) take us to the streets, abodes and worktables in cities all over the world. The photos, often adorned with Banier's handwriting, are ordered into a collage-like ensemble of images, poems, drawings and thoughts.
Predominantly shot in Paris, New York, Brazil and Africa within the last two years, François-Marie Banier's latest body of work celebrates the good old days of analogue photography as well as human beings in all their diversity.
Published by Steidl. Essays by Richard Peduzzi, Erri de Luca and Patrice Chéreau.
Every day, Fran¡ois-Marie Banier leaves home with his camera and no preconceived notions, just an interest in what the world looks like that morning. Surveying the street from his moped, he focuses on faces and figures bearing the marks of a life with the power to touch his viewers' emotions--a street cleaner with the demeanor of a heroic mythological warrior, lonely figures out for a stroll, passers-by, couples--all have lived through trials at which we can only guess. Banier's largely black-and-white work has been seen throughout Europe, including at the Centre Pompidou, and in Asia and Latin America. In addition to his work as a photographer, he is a novelist and playwright.
Here French photographer François-Marie Banier focuses on issues of marginality--the representation of people thrown out of common life in any form. His outsiders--maniacs, have-nots, the homeless and prostitutes, are rendered as equally perceptive and cautious. This book presents the photographer's Human Condition series, and is published on the occasion of his exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld Germany.
Published by Charta. Photographs by François Marie Banier.
This comprehensive volume illustrates these various aspects of Banier's career, containing photographs of such literary, art and fashion personalities as Nathalie Sarraute, Marcello Mastroianni, Yves Saint Laurent and Silva Mangano, among many others.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 192 pgs / 60 color / 80 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2000 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2000
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881582860TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00