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Galerie Vallois : The photographic journeys of Pierre Verger (1902-1996) and of Father Gabriel Clamens (1907-1964)


Galerie Vallois offers a long journey through the prism of the humanist gaze of photographer and ethnographer Pierre Verger (1902-1996) and Father Gabriel Clamens (1907-1964). In its two exhibition spaces located at 35 and 41 rue de Seine, the Galerie Vallois brings together the images of two erudite and freedom-loving men who have so aptly captured the richness of the human soul and the beauty of a world that has now partly disappeared. Pierre Verger (1902 Paris, 1996 Salvador de Bahia) Ethnologist and photographer, Pierre Verger moved freely throughout his life, guided by the curiosity of others and the whispers of the world. For fifty years, he devoted his research to the black cultures of Brazil and Africa, to the transoceanic world of orixas and voduns. From his countless encounters and travels, he has taken more than 63,000 photographs preserved by the Foundation he created in Salvador de Bahia. In partnership with the Pierre Verger Foundation, the Galerie Vallois has chosen to exhibit thirty images taken between 1933 and 1973, since his first trip to French Polynesia, through his wanderings...

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