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HUDELOT, Claude

PORTRAIT-HUDELOT-2014-02Born in 1942 in Chanceaux, France.

Lives and works in La Flotte.


Claude Hudelot is a historian of contemporary China and has published several works on Mao Zedong. He is a producer for public radio station France Culture and for television, as well as a documentary filmmaker. His most recent film, Hou Bo, Xu Xiaobing, photographes de Mao (52’), co-directed with Jean-Michel Vecchiet, was produced by television channels France 2 and France 5.

He has been director of the Maison de la Culture de la Rochelle (1984-1987), the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles (1988-1989), the Kansaï Franco-Japanese Institute and the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto (1994-1998), and cultural attaché to the French Embassy in China (1994-1997) and to the French General Consulate in Shanghai (2002-2007). Claude Hudelot was made a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2006


Claude Hudelot was a nominator for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles 2009. He nominated Yang Yongliang. He will present his collection  The panorama, mirror of celestial bureaucracy at the Bureau DesLices at the Rencontres d’Arles 2014.


Portrait of Claude Hudelot: Thierry Girard and Jean-Paul Boulanger.