Gérard Uféras

Gérard Uféras

Gérard Uféras was born and lives in Paris.

In 1984, he began a regular collaboration with the French daily Libération, for which he undertook numerous reportages and which organized his debut exhibition. He has since become a frequent contributor to Télérama, Time, Beaux-Arts, The Independent Magazine, The New York Times, Jardin des modes, Das Magazin, Lo Specchio della Stampa, Marie-Claire (Italy), Marie-Claire (France), Madame Figaro, Le Monde, View Point, L’Officiel, L’Express, Io Donna, D: La Repubblica Delle Donne, Amica, Il Corriere della Sera, among others.

He helped to set up the Vu agency in 1986, and since 1993 he has been a member of the Rapho agency. 

Alongside his career in photojournalism, he also works as a portraitist, undertakes advertising campaigns and fashion shoots, and pursues his own personal projects that have culminated in exhibitions in various countries. He has received a host of awards for his work, which appear in collections at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the National Gallery in London, the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, the House of Photography in Moscow, the Salzburg Festival, the Fonds National d’art Contemporain, and the Henkel collection in Germany.

EXHIBITIONS

1984 Galerie Libération/La Chambre claire, Paris

1986 “Photographes en quête d’auteurs,” Direction du Livre, Paris

1988 “Regards sur le Palais Garnier,” Mois de la Photo, Paris

1988 “Lectures, lectures ,” BPI/Centre Pompidou, Paris

1988 “Voir la Suisse autrement,” Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne

1992 “Glyndebourne, un jardin d’Opéra,” Galerie Orcofi, Paris

1993 Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne

1996 “The Visit,” Ramsgate

1996 French Institute, Bratislava

1997 Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt

1997 Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

1997 Salzburg Festival 

2000 “Eleganza momenti rubati ,” Galleria Grazia Neri, Milan 

Galleria Battistoni, Rome

2000 “Haute Couture ,” Harrod’s, London

2000 “Hand Mode ,” Web bar, Paris

2001 “L’Étoffe des rêves,” Union centrale des arts décoratifs, Paris

2001 Grand Manège, International Fashion Festival, Moscow

2002 Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

2002 Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne

2003 Petrovsky passage, Moscow

2004 Bibliothèque nationale de France, 

Library and Museum of the Opera, Paris

2006 “Lumières d’Etoiles,” Festival L’œil en Seyne,La Seyne-sur-Mer

2006 "Un pas vers les étoiles", Paris National Opera 

2007 Dorothy's Gallery, Paris 

2007 «Il piccolo teatro», Institut Culturel Italien, Paris.

2007 Hermès Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York.

2007 Promenades photographiques de Vendôme.

2007 Crossing 080 Barcelona, «Fashion is everywhere», Barcelone.

2007 «Divine Couture», atrium du groupe Le Figaro, Paris.

2007 «In the company of stars» Hermès Gallery, Berlin.

AWARDS

1987 Art Directors’ Prize
1990 Prix Villa Médicis hors les murs
1991 BP Arts Journalism Award
1997 World Press Photo
1999 Grand Prix SCAM
2007 Digigraphie Award

Publications

In the Company of Stars: The Paris Opera Ballet
Flammarion 
September 4, 2007

The Fabric of Dreams by Gérard UférasThe Fabric of Dreams
Edition Stemmle 
January 2002

L'etoffe des revesL'Etoffe des Reves
Collectionneur 
January 2001

Les Coulisses du FestivalLes Coulisse du Festival
Flammarion
April 2005

Un fantôme à l'OpéraUn fantôme à l'Opéra
Collectionneur 
February 25, 2002

Saint Gobain PAM 150 ans by Gérard UférasSaint Gobain PAM 150 ans

Mezcal by Gérard UférasMezcal

Il Piccolo Theatro di Milano by Gérard UférasIl Piccolo Theatro di Milano