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Pierre & Gilles: Photomatons


Pierre and Gilles met in 1976 and went on to form one of the most celebrated partnerships in contemporary photography. Their new book, Autobiographie en Photomatons, is a first-person story told by Gilles Blanchard through captioned images: a timid boy from Le Havre who moves to Paris, who makes a group of friends and immediately falls in love with Pierre. We encounter everyone who mattered in Paris in the 1970s and 80s. The story ends with the disappearance of the old-style photo booths, Paris changes, and Pierre and Gilles first meet with success. This picture autobiography is preceded by a long interview with Pierre and Gilles, and followed by a portrait gallery of the main characters from the film and life of this celebrated duo.

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