Post-war reconstruction, the rise of advertising photography, the Trente Glorieuses, the sexual “liberation” of the 1960s: when Jean-François Bauret began his career in the late 1950s, everything was possible for a young self-taught photographer, enthusiastic, seductive and very well surrounded. Spearhead of emerging, overactive advertising photography, Jean-François Bauret embodied in his own way half a century of the short history of photography. It is for this reason that the Jean-François Bauret fund joined the collections of the Nicéphore Niépce museum in 2016. After three years of inventory, digitization and studies by the museum’s teams, nothing comes to contradict two evidences:...
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