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Current Exhibitions

Lars Tunbjörk - A view from the side
Fotografiska (SWEDEN)
From 2018-09-13 to 2018-12-02


Gérard Rondeau - Rien que la terre, de la Marne au monde
Archives départementales de la Marne (FRANCE)
From 2018-09-15 to 2018-11-30


Pierre-Elie de Pibrac - Desmemoria, ou les oubliés du rêve révolutionnaire
Galerie de l’Escale (FRANCE)
From 2018-10-05 to 2018-11-24


Claudine Doury - A Siberian Odyssey
Académie des Beaux-Arts (FRANCE)
From 2018-10-27 to 2018-11-25


JR - Momentum, la mécanique de l\'épreuve
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-07 to 2019-02-10


Agence VU - Morceaux choisis
Galerie VU (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-08 to 2018-12-08


Frédéric Lecloux - Népal, Épiphanies du quotidien
Festival Présence(s) Photographie (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-16 to 2018-12-02


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Juan Manuel Castro Prieto
Le Parvis (Espace Culturel) (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-17 to 2019-01-19


Japanese Whispers

François Fontaine

CFOC, Compagnie Française de l'Orient et de la Chine
170, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris (FRANCE)


From 2012-09-20 to 2012-11-17




Travelling to Japan was a child dream. Since ever, I was observing on the walls of our home, the prints of Utamaro and Harunobu that my father, a navy officer, had got back from a trip there.

Leaving for Japan in spring 2008, I found again this universe that was clearly striking a chord. All along the trip, an hazy floating accompanied me. Like the Shoji, those doors that silently slide in the wooden grooves of the temples and of traditional houses, I was in a vaporous and silent world.

The similarity between people and nature was the most striking. Furtive silhouettes seen in bars from Shinjuku to Tokyo, the frail silhouettes sliding in the alleys of Gion or Kyoto, were looking like the paintings from my childhood in an uncanny way. Just like the fantastic and hybrid shapes that cover the trees and the bamboos of the gardens of Kanazawa and Kamakura. Daily skimmings and rustles were echoing in me like “whispers”. Japan, more than any other countries, gave me the extreme feeling to blend with nature and float with clouds.

François Fontaine

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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