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The era is in the making of the beautiful image.

The cliché becomes the heart of the information. But how can you not take a successful photograph of Marylin Monroe or Elvis Presley?


Clever framing, innovative angles, creative approaches, all the interest of the Henri Dauman collection lies in this performance.

Manufacturer of icons, he therefore loses the status of photojournalist to acquire that of photographer.


Tight shot to the max, the model is taken head-on.

He then gives himself up and his gaze reveals it. He juggles with ease between the back of Brigitte Bardot, the youthful face of Alain Delon and the surprisingly tender gaze of Jean-Luc Godard.


Henri Dauman shows what we do not expect: their opposite extreme, the complementary sides of truth and appearance.

New York Times
and other portraits

Arthur Mitchell


This exhibition can be reduced and adapted as needed.

It includes at least 80/120 artworks and documents.

The room must be at least 8500 sq ft (80 m2).

Vintage documents available.

Documents for touch screens available.

Thematic videos available.

Room texts: available FR / ENG

Biographical panel: available


Exhibition Nicéphore Niépce Museum Chalon sur Saône
Marilyn Monroe
YSL, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Jean-Luc Godard
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