French artist, born in 1928. Three lives: photographer in the 1950s (Avignon festivals, People’s National Theater, photojournalism); filmmaker " Cléo de 5 à 7 ", " Sans toit ni loi ", " Jacquot de Nantes ", " Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse ", " Les Plages d’Agnès "...); visual artist since the 2003 Venice Biennale, with exhibitions in Brussels, Beijing, Los Angeles, Seville and of course Paris,
at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2006, the Obadia Gallery in 2014 and the Pompidou Center in November 2015 (vintage photographs of Cuba 1963).
" When I was around ten, I used to design and write a journal on a single sheet of paper folded four ways and, 75 years later, here I am being invited to contribute to this refined and mysterious collection, point d’ironie. I had just made a film featuring a friend of mine, a postman from Provence, and the documentary I’m starting with JR opens with this postman plastered over three stories. Now, here he is folded four ways in point d’ironie, delivering my correspondence. Postmen are the cohorts of destiny! "