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Gil Rigoulet, England 70'-80' #24

Gil Rigoulet England 70'-80' #24, 1978

View in a room Photography 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch 5 remaining copies


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Gil Rigoulet, England 70'-80' #24
  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Photography : argentic edition

  • Themes

    Black and white, Everyday life

  • Support

    Photography on argentic paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 15 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

  • Framing

    White wood frame with glass

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  • About the artwork

    70s-80s England - Londres, Hyde park, août 1978

    In the 70s and 80s, heading to England meant a ferry ride across the Channel. There was no Channel Tunnel back then. Ferries were often chock-a-block. Food trays topped with fish and chips, duty-free liquor...rocked by a festive ambiance, all made for a quick crossing. Occasionally, seasickness forced everyone to the ship's rail where the smartest among us quickly assessed the direction of the wind.

    I was 20 years old. Great Britain’s attraction for me was that of a remote planet. Its streets were like a showcase where I would plunge in with my camera without restraint. I took pictures for myself. I would fine-tune my gaze; look for the right distance, the right moment. I was looking for words, for a language that could describe such exotic Anglo-Saxon society...

    I made this pilgrimage every year, up until the end of the 80s. These images sat in my archives for thirty years but they are the very foundation of my work as a photo reporter. They allowed me to shape my eye, to assert my photography, to open a dialogue about life with humour and compassion and to get a glimpse at where the rituals of these societies would lead us to...

    I look at these images with joy and feel once again the wind of freedom that used to blow through my head and through that entire era.

    • Tags
    • black and white

    • london

    • everyday life


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Gil Rigoulet

Born in: 1955


Gil Rigoulet is a French photographer born in 1955.

Gil Rigoulet began his career for the press in 1975: The newspaper "Le Monde" hired him as its first official photographer, he worked with them for over 20 years.
In 1986 he exposed his work with the help of Robert Doisneau in the journal Photo Magazine and took part in the exhibition "Vivre en maillot de bain " where he met other famous artists.

For nearly thirty years, Gil Rigoulet worked with several other famous newspapers of the French and international press, including Geo, Great Features, Elle,The Sunday Times ...

Gil Riouglet also developed a practice of street-photography in Europe, North America and Asia. He likes to experiment with Polaroids and he enjoys working on the development and oxidation of the films. His works are exhibited at the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris.

The look is particularly highlighted in the works of Gil Rigoulet.The photographer who penetrates into the private lives of celebrities and anonymous manages to give life to his images.
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Gil Rigoulet, England 70'-80' #24
Gil Rigoulet, England 70'-80' #24

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