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Frank Horvat by Philippe Abergel


His name: Philippe Abergel. He is a Parisian-based photographer for about thirty years and organizes workshops with Les Gobelins and the EFET schools. He also makes documentaries about photographers. Some 26′ about Frank Horvat, Satoshi Saikusa, Georges Tourdjman and, recently, about the Spanish photographer Javier Vallhonrat.

These documentaries are amazing! We are more than happy to show them. Today, here is Frank Horvat!


“I have been a freelance photographer living in Paris for 35 years now. I have worked on commissions for major newspapers and directed advertising campaigns in France and abroad. I have been collaborating for about ten years with lots of publishing houses, and have to my credit 13 fine-arts books on Heritage and crafts (L’Elysée, Quai d’Orsay, Palais Farnese, Palais Thott…).Teaching photography at the EFET Paris XII School and at the École des Gobelins led me to think on transmission issue.

This series of documentaries is entitled Portrait of a Photographer. It was born from this desire to pass on to the younger generations, and to photography lovers, what the life of a great photographer is, to have a 26′ lenght his analysis on his profession, on his pictures and on the photographic idiom.

Photographers filmed and interviewed by a photographer is what interested me. As Georges Tourdjman said: “I love photographers, and I love photographers who live photography”. “It’s not easy to make a good picture, but when you do, then…”

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« Frank Horvat », a documentary by Philippe Abergel.
Editing: Philippe Abergel
Production assistant: Lisa Pasquale
Coordination : Nathalie Benchetrit et Emmanuele Caux
Production : Caméra16

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