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Jean Gaumy
French, b. 1948 (Member)
For the first time, Jean Gaumy shows two of his new photographic series ‘Arctic’ and ‘Cliffs’ in a major exhibition at the castle of Saint-Pierre-de-Varengeville.
The photographs by Jean Gaumy are presented together with paintings by Camille Doligez within the joint exhibition ‘Behind Appearances / Forms of Chaos’.

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May 26, 2020
After two months of lockdown related to the Covid-19 epidemic, on May 11th, 2020, 85% of French schools reopened in accordance with the health protocol provided by the Ministry of Education and the prefectures. Thus, 1.5 million students returned to school, having to respect the rules of physical distancing.
A week later, on May 18th, it was the middle school students from the 6th and 5th grades (aged... More...
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Apr 28, 2020
French singer Christophe passed away last week at 74 of a pulmonary disease. Christophe quickly became famous for his variety songs such as Aline and Les Mots Bleus (The Blue Words). As one of the most popular French variety singers of the 70s he has collaborated with many French artists of all generations.
Magnum photographer Jean Gaumy met him in 1974 at the Brasserie Flo.

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Apr 15, 2020
(April 14, 2020)
Forest fires that have been burning for several days in northern Ukraine and are approaching the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant. As of April 14th, the firefighters are succeeding in controlling the spread but, there is fear that these fires could stir up radiation in the contaminated areas.
Having witnessed some smaller fires there in 2009, Magnum photographer Jean Gaumy has been... More...
Jan 2, 2020
The Exhibition Arctique presents a selection of photographs taken during Jean Gaumy’s recent coverages of maritime life. Working closely with scientific communities in the polar environment since 2007, Gaumy has been invited to accompany research campaigns of the BeBEST Laboratory (CNRS, UBO, Natural History Museum) in the Arctic: on the Ny-Ålesund base (Svalbard, Norway) in October 2013, then on the... More...
Jun 21, 2019
Thirty-three years after the nuclear disaster, Chernobyl has surged back into the popular consciousness. The recently released HBO’s miniseries of the same name has propelled this historical event back into the mainstream.
Explosions, radiation sickness, evacuations and contamination have all been part of the immediate timeline of events of Chernobyl. But what have been the long-term socio-economic... More...