He photographed the biggest stars of the 60s: Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, Françoise Hardy, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones… Immerse yourself in the incredible story of Jean-Marie Périer!

Jean-Marie Périer in a few dates

  • In 1940: Jean-Marie Périer born in Neuilly.
  • In 1956: he became assistant to Daniel Filipacchi, then a photographer at Marie-Claire. He started working for Jazz magazine, Paris-Match and Télé 7 Jours but had to leave in 1960 to do his military service in Algeria.
  • From 1962 to 1974: he is the photographer of Salut les Copains, rubbing shoulders with all the artists of the 60s.
  • From 1974: he left photography to make feature films: "Antoine et Sébastien" with Jacques Dutronc and François Périer and "Sale rêveur" with Jacques Dutronc and Léa Massari in 1978. He also worked for advertising productions in France, in Los Angeles and New York. He shoots more than 600, for Canada Dry, Hollywood chewing gum, Coca Cola, Ford, Nestlé, Bic, Camel, Ford, …
  • In 1990: he returned to France and reconnected with photography and worked for ELLE for 10 years. It was there that he was able to produce the series “The Universe of Creators” in particular, which allowed him to rediscover the freedom and fantasy in the staging that had made his mark in the XNUMXs. All the great designers pass in front of his lens: Saint-Laurent, Armani, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Gaultier, Alaïa, etc.
  • In 2002: a first major exhibition is devoted to his photos at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.
  • In 2015: Jean-Marie Périer lent nearly 200 of his prints to the town hall of Villeneuve d'Aveyron to create the Maison de la Photo which would later become the Galerie Jean-Marie Périer.

Jean-Marie Périer tells us…

As a child, he dreamed of becoming a musician… At 16, when he learned that his biological father was Henri Salvador, he cut short his dream future. In a projection room of the Galerie Jean-Marie Périer, the artist tells us the story of his life. A moving film that plunges us into the intimacy of a son.

Jean-Marie Perier

My life is like a movie.

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