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Brigitte Huard, former photo director has died


Brigitte Huard, director of phototography for Figaro Magazine and Ça m’intéresse, a personality from the world of photojournalism, died on Monday March 25, 2020. She had flirted with death in 2009 in Perpignan, the first day of the Visa pour l’image photojournalism festival. “I found her all bloodied” recalls Jean-François Leroy. “I was so shocked that it was the only time I did not present the evening at Campo Santo. Miraculous survivor of a terrible heart attack and a coma, Brigitte Huard regained – as best she could – her energy and her good mood. She was a regular in Perpignan where she sat on juries, notably that of the Canon Prix de la femme photojournaliste. An idea she had in 1998 or 1999 with Lizzie Sadin. Both were members of the Association of Women Journalists (AFJ), of which Isabelle Fougère was the president. “I remember we presented the project at the Palais des Congrès in 2000. A third of the audience had yelled at the idea, a third had approved. Remembers Isabelle Fougère. In 2008, invited by Floris de...

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