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RONDEPIERRE, Eric

PORTRAIT-RONDEPIERREBorn in 1950.

Lives and works in France.


Eric Rondepierre received a multi-disciplinary education at the Université des Beaux-Arts, Paris. After stints as an actor then as a painter, he moved into cinema-related photography.

Since the early 1990s his artistic activity has focused on the dynamic relationship between these two disciplines. His photography began to attract attention in France (in association with Galerie Michèle Chomette) and abroad (pieces are owned by the leading American collections, among others), and in 1995 he began writing; his books have published by Actes Sud, Filigranes, Seuil and Léo Scheer. His subject is his own work. This involves extracting photograms (images screened for 1/24th of a second, and invisible during a normal projection), which are then shown as large-format photographic prints. Within this reproduction process, each series explores a specific theme.

In 2002, his work diversified: he began using his own images, composing them in conjunction with his texts and illustrations or with acquired film images. He has been an associate professor at the University of Paris-1 since 1996.


Eric Rondepierre presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009, nominated by Louis Mesplé for the Discovery Award: Eric Rondepierre at the Grande Halle.