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Guy Le Querrec

Born 1941 in Paris, France. 

Lives and works in France.

Guy Le Querrec shot his first pictures of jazz musicians in London in the late 1950s, making his professional debut in 1967. Two years later, he did his first reportages in Africa. In 1972, he co-founded Viva agency but left it three years later. Le Querrec joined Magnum in 1976. In the late 1970s he co-directed two films, and in 1980 directed the first photographic workshop organized by the City of Paris. During the Rencontres d’Arles in 1983, he created a new form of show by projecting photos alongside a live quartet of jazz musicians. He has undertaken numerous reportages in China, Africa, and North America. He punctuates his work with breaks devoted to jazz (festivals, clubs, tours). Le Querrec’s background in jazz has informed his photography. He sees everyday scenes as a musical score, played or activated by natural forces. He has exhibited and taught workshops internationally.