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Dieuzaide, Jean (1921 - 2003)

Initiated to photography by his father, Jean Dieuzaide is remarked during his native town, Toulouse’s Liberation and with his depiction of Charles De Gaulle - a clandestine representation that would become the general’s first official portrait. Under the name Yan, he travels essentially in Spain, Portugal and the South-West of France where he combines his journalistic work with an interest in religious architecture, capturing its light and textures but also the captivating looks and gestures of ordinary yet beautiful men and women: ‘to be a photographer is to discover. It’s to see and show rare and amazing things. But what most people ignore is that the rare or amazing is often found in the simple triviality of everyday life.’ Capable of portraying a facetious Salvador Dali but also the formal industrial lines of the Concorde - a passion for he who wanted to become a pilot -, Jean Dieuzaide was eager to push the boundaries of his art when deciding to climb on the shoulders of a tightrope walker or inventing a camera for under-water photographies. And when the French photographer wasn’t practicing his art, it was only to share it with a wide audience and thus establishing France’s first photography gallery in Toulouse and co-founding the festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles

Tags / Jean Dieuzaide - French Photographer - Humanism - 1950s - Portraits - Light
Jean Dieuzaide, In Saintes Marie de la Mer, 1947
Jean Dieuzaide, In Saintes Marie de la Mer, 1947
Jean Dieuzaide, Brassaï, Toulouse, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, Brassaï, Toulouse, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, Dali in the water, Cadaquès, 1953
Jean Dieuzaide, Dali in the water, Cadaquès, 1953
Jean Dieuzaide, Dansers of Triana, Seville, 1951
Jean Dieuzaide, Dansers of Triana, Seville, 1951
Jean Dieuzaide, The cigarette, Pilgrimage of the gypsies, 1957
Jean Dieuzaide, The cigarette, Pilgrimage of the gypsies, 1957
Jean Dieuzaide, The gypsy of Sacro-Monte, Grenada, 1951
Jean Dieuzaide, The gypsy of Sacro-Monte, Grenada, 1951
Jean Dieuzaide, The little girl with the rabbit, Nazareth, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, The little girl with the rabbit, Nazareth, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, The torchlight procession, Lourdes, 1956
Jean Dieuzaide, The torchlight procession, Lourdes, 1956
Jean Dieuzaide, The square, Lourdes, 1956
Jean Dieuzaide, The square, Lourdes, 1956
Jean Dieuzaide, The pilgrimage of the gypsies, Lourdes, 1957
Jean Dieuzaide, The pilgrimage of the gypsies, Lourdes, 1957
Jean Dieuzaide, The small boats of the black sea, Turkey, 1955
Jean Dieuzaide, The small boats of the black sea, Turkey, 1955
Jean Dieuzaide, Les petticoats, Nazareth, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, Les petticoats, Nazareth, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, The three boys, Pilgrimage of the gypsies, Lourdes, 1957
Jean Dieuzaide, The three boys, Pilgrimage of the gypsies, Lourdes, 1957
Jean Dieuzaide, Maternity, Viera de Leira, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, Maternity, Viera de Leira, 1954
Jean Dieuzaide, Cappadocia, 1955
Jean Dieuzaide, Cappadocia, 1955
Jean Dieuzaide, Return from the fountain, Grenade, 1951
Jean Dieuzaide, Return from the fountain, Grenade, 1951
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