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BARRAL, Xavier


Born 1955, Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France.


Graphic designer, press photographer, artistic director for several magazines, xavier barral founded in 1992, along with Annette Lucas, Atalante, a visual creation and cultural communication agency. Concurrently, Barral worked with a number of publishing houses, creating fine arts books and exhibition catalogues. in 2002, he created éditions Xavier Barral which publishes books taking a visual approach to the new shapes of photography, contemporary art, and science. Roger Caillois, Sophie Calle, Clément Chéroux, Raphaël Dallaporta, Anouck Durand, Antoine d’Agata, Raymond Depardon, Jean Gaumy, Emmet Gowin, Rinko kawauchi, Josef Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Martin Parr, Stephen Shore, and Hiroshi Sugimoto are among its recently published authors.


Xavier Barral and Chistine Barthe are curators of exhibition Martin Gusinde, THE SPRIT OF THE TIERRA DEL FUEGO PEOPLE at The Rencontres d’Arles 2015.