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JAMET, Pierre

2013-JAMET-portraitBorn in 1910 in Saint-Quentin.

Died in 2000 in Belle-Île-en-Mer.


Born to a modest family, Pierre Jamet had two passions throughout his life, singing and photography. In 1935, while managing a holiday camp at Belle-Île-en-Mer, he established himself as a professional photographer. He also sang in a choir and actively participated, within the Popular Front, in the youth hostel movement.

In 1943 he began a singing career with the vocal quartet Les Quatre Barbus and spent the next twenty-five years singing throughout France and the world. Nevertheless, his passion for photography never waned, only becoming deeper as he documented his frequent journeys and the many encounters linked to his musical activities.

Pierre Jamet’s work was presented at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013: 1936, Dina, Pierre, Sacha… at the Atelier de Formation.





Portrait of Pierre Jamet: courtesy of Corinne Jamet.