We are celebrating the 190th anniversary of the invention of photography in Bourgogne. The first photographic image was made in 1826 in Saint-Loup-de-Varenne near Chalon sur Saône, in Bourgogne, in the department of Saône and Loire, by Nicéphore Niépce. Born in La Clayette, Jacques Revon, too, is a native of Saône and Loire. A son and nephew of photographers, he decided to follow in their footsteps at age 16.
He apprenticed in the studio of his father, Charles Révon, a portrait photographer in Roanne, in the Loire department in central France.
Although he retired in 2008, Jacques Revon has never abandoned his passion for the still image. He continues to photograph and write about analog and digital photography and above all about those practicing it.
Revon’s fourth and most recent publication, released in 2015 by L’Harmattan, is entitled Une histoire de la Photographie de l’argentique au numérique, photographes … photographiés. In this book, written as a personal diary, Jacques narrates his own story of as a photographer and talks about his encounters with the great figures in photography: professionals he frequented and photographed throughout his forty-year-long career. A journalist never goes anywhere without his camera.
Revon’s approach to photography is highly original and, as many have emphasized, his choices are unparalleled. On the occasion of the exhibition organized in Mainz Germany at the initiative of the Maison de Bourgogne, Jacques Revon presents 20 black-and-white photographs dating from the 1970s.
Grains D’argent Photographiques, My 1970s
Photographies of Jacques Revon
From June 2nd to July 1st, 2016
Haus Burgund Mainz