The contemporary art center of Saint-Restitut presents the exhibition: Carte blanche to Jérôme Delay, Associated Press photojournalist.
Head of Associated Press in Africa, Jérôme Delay has covered numerous conflicts around the world. This exhibition offers the photographer’s intimate testimony of his time and his profession through a selection of photographs that have made the headlines of the major events in the history of the past thirty years. Among them: the siege of Sarajevo in 1992; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which Jérôme Delay followed from 1993 to 2004; the war in Afghanistan, which the photographer documented from its beginning, from 2001 to 2009; and conflicts in Africa over the period 2008-2020; the Bataclan drama that rocked France on November 13, 2015 and the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa.
Born in 1960 in Nevers, Jérôme Delay has always wanted to be a photo journalist. He has studied journalism at the University of Columbia (South Carolina, USA). He began his career as a freelance photojournalist at the Associated Press in Colorado (United States) from 1982 to 1984. He then joined the Agence France Presse (AFP) team as a correspondent for the White House (1984). -1991). Then, again, the Associated Press, which he has not left for almost 30 years. He was sent to Washington, Jerusalem, Paris and Johannesburg (where he has headed the Africa division since 2005). He covered most of the major conflicts of the thirty recent years: the war in Sarajevo (1992-1995), the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (1993-2004), the war in Afghanistan (2001-2009), the wars in Africa (since 2005) as well as the Bataclan drama, in Paris, in 2015.
Carte blanche à Jérôme Delay, photo-journaliste d’Associated Press
September 7 – December 26, 2021
Centre d’art contemporain de Saint-Restitut
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