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Bruno Barbey 

1941 - 2020 (Estate) 

Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. ” 


Bruno Barbey, born in Morocco, has dual citizenship, French and Swiss. He studied photography and graphic arts at the École des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland.
In 1961-1964 he photographed the Italians, perceiving them as protagonists of a 'theatrical world', with the aim of capturing the spirit of a nation.
Bruno Barbey began his relationship with Magnum Photos in 1964. He served as Magnum vice president for Europe in 1978/1979 and as President of Magnum International from 1992 to 1995.

Over five decades Bruno Barbey has photographed in all five continents and covered wars and conflicts in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in the world's major magazines and he has published over 30 books.
In 1999 the Petit Palais, Paris, organized a large solo exhibition of photographs taken by Bruno Barbey in Morocco over a period of three decades.
In 2015/2016, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, showed his retrospective exhibition which is currently circulating internationally. He published simultaneously his retrospective book “Passages”.
He has received numerous awards for his work, including the French National Order of Merit.
In 2016, Bruno Barbey was elected a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts, Institut de France.
His photographs are exhibited worldwide, and feature in numerous museum collections.

Bruno passed away on November 9th, 2020.

<h2> <b> Website </b> </h2><br>

<b>2015</b> <i>Bruno Barbey's Personal Website</i> <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>

<h2><b> Education </b></h2><br>

<b>1959-1960</b> Photography and Graphic Arts, Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Vevey, Switzerland<br>

<h2><b> Exhibitions </b></h2><br>

<b>2019</b> NAMOC International Artworks Donation and Collection Exhibition : The True Color of China, The National Art Museum of China

<b>2019</b> Exhibition Leica Gallery, Istanbul, Turquie.

<b>2018</b> Retrospective, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China.

<b>2018</b> Au coeur de Mai 68, Visa pour l’image, Perpignan, France.

<b>2018</b> China in Blue, Bursa Photofest, Bursa, Turkey.

<b>2018</b> Au coeur de Mai 68, Galerie des Éditions du Pacifique, Paris, France.

<b>2018</b> Bruno Barbey - Witness of Things Past, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada <br>

<b>2018</b> Bruno Barbey Space-Time Traveler, Shangaï, China.

<b>2018</b> Mai 68 ou l’imagination au pouvoir, Château de Tours, France.

<b>2018</b> Year of Zayed 2018. The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubaï.

<b>2018</b> Mai 68, 50 years, Beaugeste Gallery, Shanghai <br>

<b>2018</b> Bruno Barbey "Passages", Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin <br>

<b>2017/2018</b> Frankfurt in French: Bruno Barbey "Passages", Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt <br>

<b>2017</b> Bruno Barbey "Passages", Alliance francaise, Shanghai <br>

<b>2017</b> Bruno Barbey, Leica Frankfurt Galerie <br>

<b>2017</b> Bruno Barbey "Passages". Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck <br>

<b>2017</b> "Magnum, la première fois", Fondazione Brescia Musei, Brescia <br>

<b>2017</b> Vietnam War, Museo del Violino, Cremona <br>

<b>2017</b> Passages, Shanghai International Photographic Art Festival, China Art Palace <br>

<b>2016</b> Passages, The Pingyao International Photography Festival, China <br>

<b>2016</b> Two Magnum Master, Barbey-Berry, Shanghai Center of Photography, China <br>

<b>2015</b> Passages, Retrospective, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, France <br>

<b>2015</b> Deauville 1966-2015: Une allure folle, Deauville, France <br>

<b>2015</b> Morocco: A Scorching Beauty, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia <br>

<b>2015</b> China since 1973, F11 Photographic Museum, Hong Kong <br>

<b>2014</b> Morocco, Marmaris Fotofest, Turkey <br>

<b>2014</b> Morocco: A Scorching Beauty, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, UAE <br>

<b>2013</b> Morroco, Bursa, Turkey. <br>

<b>2013</b> China in Kodachrome 1973 - 1980, Yunnan Provincial Museum, Kunming, China <br>

<b>2012</b> China in Kodachrome 1973 - 1980, Beaugeste photo Gallery, Shanghai, China. <br>

<b>2011</b> Istanbul, Festival Photomed, Sanary-sur-Mer, France. <br>

<b>2011</b> Oman 1971 by Bruno Barbey, Bait Al Baranda, Mascate, Sultanate of Oman. <br>

<b>2010</b> Shanghai Universelle, Galerie Lipao-Huang, Paris, France. <br>

<b>2010</b> Istanbul, Yapikredi Kultur Sanat Yayincilik, Istanbul, Turkey. <br>

<b>2009</b> A Procura de um Olhar, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil. <br>

<b>2009</b> Italyanlar (The Italians), Yapikredi Kultur Sanat Yayincilik, Istanbul, Turkey. <br>

<b>2008</b> My Morocco by Bruno Barbey, Gallery M, Seoul, Korea. <br>

<b>2008</b> Paris Tokyo 68, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany. <br>

<b>2008</b> Paris Tokyo 68, Cajasol, Sala de exposiciones 'Rey Chico", Granada, Spain <br>

<b>2008</b> 68 by Bruno Barbey, Sala Vimcours, Cordoba, Spain<br>

<b>2008</b> Paris Tokyo 68, Cajasol, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. <br>

<b>2008</b> May 68, Fotografevi Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey. <br>

<b>2008</b> May 68, Salle de L'Hôtel Fontfreyde, Clermont-Ferrand, France.<br>

<b>2008</b> May 68, Galerie des Editions du Pacifique, Paris, France.<br>

<b>2008</b> Mai 68, Institut français, Prague, Czech Republic.<br>

<b>2008</b> Mai 68, Base sous-marine, Bordeaux, France.<br>

<b>2008</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Palais El Badi, Marrakech, Morocco.<br>

<b>2007</b> Marokko Panoramiques, Kunstraum, Potsdam, Germany.<br>

<b>2007</b> Bulgarie, 'Eurovisions', Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.<br>

<b>2007</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Galerie Mohamed Kacimi, Fez, Morocco.<br>

<b>2007</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Ecole d'Arts et Métiers d'Arts, Tetuan, Morocco.<br>

<b>2007</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur, Casablanca, Morocco.<br>

<b>2007</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Instituto Cervantes en Tanger, Tanger, Morocco.<br>

<b>2007</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Théatre National Mohmmed V, Rabat, Morocco.<br>

<b>2007</b> Impressions du Maroc, Galerie des Editions du Pacifique, Paris, France.<br>

<b>2006</b> Visiones de Marruecos, Fundacion Tres Culturas del Mediterraneo, Sevilla, Spain.<br>

<b>2006</b> Marruecos - Canal de Isabel 2, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.<br>

<b>2006</b> Marokko - Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany.<br>

<b>2005</b> Le Maroc, Palais de la culture, Puteaux, France. <br>

<b>2004</b> Maroc, Photogallerie, Montpellier, France.<br>

<b>2003</b> Les Italiens, Galleries FNAC, various cities in France and Europe.<br>

<b>2002</b> Los Italianos, Sala de Exposiciones Garcigrance, Salamanca, Spain. <br>

<b>2002</b> Maroc, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium.
<b>2001</b> Bruno Barbey, Singer Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA.<br>

<b>1999</b> Fès, Hôtel de Ville, Strasbourg, France.<br>

<b>1999</b> Bruno Barbey: Maroc, Petit Palais, Paris, France.<br>

<b>1999</b> Les Italiens, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France.<br>

<b>1999</b> Fès, Galerie du Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France.<br>

<b>1998</b> Mai 68, Galerie Beaubourg, Vence, France.<br>

<b>1998</b> Mai 68, Galerie Unita, Milan, Italy. <br>

<b>1997</b> Fès, galleries FNAC, various cities, France.<br>

<b>1997</b> Fès, Gallerie Mohammed El-Fassi, Rabat, Morocco.<br>

<b>1997</b> Fès, Musée Batha, Fès, Morocco.<br>

<b>1996</b> Fès, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.<br>

<b>1990</b> Le Maroc, Centre Culturel Le Port, La Réunion, France.<br>

<b>1985</b> Les Italiens, Galerie Magnum Paris, France.<br>

<b>1983</b> Pologne, Galleries FNAC, various cities, France. <br>

<b>1983</b> Poland, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; Nikon Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.<br>

<b>1982</b> Portraits d’Asie, Galerie Olympus, Paris; Tokyo; Hamburg.<br>

<b>1978</b> Carnet de Route, Salon de la Photographie, Paris, France.<br>

<b>1972</b> Rétrospective, Galerie Nikon, Paris, France.<br>

<b>1967</b> Photos d’Italie, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France.<br>
<h2><b>Select Permanent Collections</b></h2><br>

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France<br>
Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris, Paris, France<br>
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France<br>
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France<br>
Maison Européenne de La Photographie, Paris, France<br>
Musée Le Botanique, Bussels, Belgium<br>
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan<br>
Royal Museum of Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium<br>
Istambul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey<br>
National Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea<br>
Harry Ransom Center collection, UT, Austin, Texas<br>
Lhoist collection, Belgium<br>
NSM. Vie/Abn Amro, Paris<br>
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris<br>

<h2> <b> Books </b> </h2><br>

<b>2018</b> <i>Au coeur de Mai 68</i>,
Text by Philippe Tesson, photographs by Bruno Barbey, Editions du Pacifique <br>

<b>2016</b> <i>PASSAGES </i>,
published by Editions Acte Sud.<br>

<b>2016</b> <i>PASSAGES</i>,
Chinese version, Beijing, Post Wave Publishing<br>

<b>2015</b> <i>Bruno Barbey, Photopoche</i>,
published by Editions Acte Sud.<br>

<b>2015</b> <i>China, from Mao to Modernity</i>,
published by Editions Didier Millet.<br>

<b>2014</b> <i>Chine</i>,
published by Les éditions du Pacifique.<br>

<b>2012</b> <i>Bruno Barbey</i> , Fotocep,published by Fotografevi.<br>

<b>2012</b> <i> China in Kodachrome 1973 - 1980</i>, Beaugeste photo Gallery, Shanghai, China.<br>

<b>2011</b> <i> Oman 1971</i>, The Empty Quarter Gallery.<br>

<b>2010</b> <i> Shanghai</i>, boxed set.<br>

<b>2008</b> <i> 1968</i>, published by Fotografei, Istanbul, Turkey.<br>

<b>2008</b> <i> 68 and May 68, Bruno Barbey's notebook</i> (with of 15" film by Caroline Thienot Barbey), Creaphis, France.<br>

<b>2003-2004</b> <i> Maroc</i>, Editions de la Martinière, France / <i>My Morocco</i>, Thames & Hudson, UK / <i>Marokko</i>, Knesebeck, Germany.<br>

<b>2002</b> <i>Les Italiens</i>, Editions de la Martinière, France; The Italians, Abrams, USA.<br>

<b>2001</b> <i>Le Paris de Sartre et Beauvoir,photographie du Paris d'aujourd'hui by
Bruno Barbey</i>, published by Edition du Chene.<br>

<b>2000</b> <i>Essaouira</i>, Editions du Chêne, France.<br>

<b>1999</b> <i>Photo Poche</i>, Editions Nathan, France.<br>

<b>1998</b> <i>Mai 68</i>, Editions de la Différence, France.<br>

<b>1997</b> <i>Gens des nuages</i>, with JMG Le Clézio, Editions Stock, France.<br>

<b>1996</b> <i>Fès, immobile, immortelle</i>, Editions Imprimerie Nationale, France.<br>

<b>1988</b> <i>Portugal</i>, Hoffmann & Campe, Germany.<br>

<b>1984</b> <i> Le Gabon</i>, Editions du Chêne, France.
<b>1982</b> <i>Pologne</i>, Editions Arthaud, France / <i>Poland</i>, Thames & Hudson, UK / <i>Polen</i>, Hoffmann & Campe, Germany.<br>

<b>1979</b> <i>Bombay</i>, Time & Life Books, Netherlands.<br>

<b>1978</b> <i>Nigeria</i>, Editions Jeune Afrique, France.<br>

<b>1976</b> <i>Iran</i>, Editions Jeune Afrique.<br>

<b>1974</b> <i>Ceylan</i>, Editions André Barret, France.<br>

<b>1968</b> <i>Ecosse</i>, Editions Rencontre, Switzerland.<br>

<b>1967</b> <i>Koweït</i>, Editions Rencontre, Switzerland.<br>

<b>1966</b> <i>Kenya</i>, Editions Rencontre, Switzerland.<br>

<b>1966</b> <i>Portugal</i>, Editions Rencontre, Switzerland.<br>

<b>1964</b> <i>Camargue</i>, Editions Rencontre, Switzerland.<br>

<b>1964</b> <i>Naples</i>, Editions Rencontre, Switzerland.<br>

<h2> <b> Films </b> </h2><br>
<b>2008</b> <i>Mai 68 vu par Bruno Barbey</i>, Caroline Thiénot.<br>

<b>2005</b> <i>Grand Angle</i>, 2M, Maroc.<br>

<b>2003</b> <i>Panoramiques Maroc</i>, Caroline Thiénot (betanum, 12 min).<br>

<b>2002</b> <i>Les Italiens</i>, directed by Caroline Thiénot (betanum, 10 min).<br>

<b>1996</b> <i>Maroc sans Frontière</i>, directed by Mostafa Bouazzaoui for Moroccan television.<br>

<b>1988</b> <i>Assignment in Morocco</i>, BBC, directed by Clem Vallance (in conjunction with centenary of National Geographic).<br>

<b>1979</b> <i>3 Jours, 3 Photographes</i>, directed by F. Moscovitz (about Bruno Barbey, Jean Loup Sieff and Robert Doisneau).<br>

<b>1968</b> <i>Mai 68</i> (16mm, B&W).<br>