Bernard Heurtier was a photography lover but a professional accountant. He founded the company Heurtier Artistic Creations in 1961 and hired several photographic operators. First turned to industrial photography, he then develops his business around aerial photography. The company also did other work for the decoration of companies or for salons, often in the form of huge prints.
The majority of the images produced were made with 13 × 18 cm large format cameras, handled with rigor by the six photographers of the company. They crisscrossed the Great West aboard their service vehicle or their plane based at Rennes airport.
Despite the commercial talent of Bernard Heurtier, the company filed for bankruptcy in the 1980s, leaving 25,000 clichés acquired later by the Museum of Brittany.
This exhibition was built around a hundred images that tell the story of urban development and the evolution of the world of work in a nascent consumer society. They sum up 30 years of a profound change of the landscape.
Exhibition realized with the support of the Museum of Brittany and presented as part of the Traveling film festival which is held from February 5th to 12th.
An idea of modernity – Selection of photographs of the Heurtier collection
From January 18 to March 6, 2019
Galerie Le Carré d’Art – Centre culturel Pôle Sud
1 rue de la Conterie
35131 Chartres de Bretagne