For over thirty years, Guy Bourdin has pushed the boundaries of contemporary fashion photography and his work is always a source of inspiration and fascination. This autodidact has dedicated his life to an artistic quest that has also been expressed through painting, film and writing.
An avant-garde creator, he was undoubtedly one of the most influential fashion photographers of the twentieth century. Fascinating and revolutionary, his work continues to inspire his contemporaries and is the object of a true cult.
Fashion photography served as a medium to convey a difficult message to decode, to explore a universe halfway between the absurd and the sublime. Renowned for his suggestive staging, stunning scenery and surrealistic aesthetics, he broke with the conventions of commercial photography through fierce perfectionism, witty humor and a true artistic vision.
Unclassifiable, unpredictable, versatile and cultured, Guy Bourdin remains an enigma. From his professional and artistic career to his multi-faceted biography, his life and work escape any simple definition.
Guy Bourdin : Zoom
October 18, 2019 – January 29, 2020
Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre
1 Place Pierre Gautier
06300 Nice, France