Fait & Cause gallery pays homage to Robert Delpire (1926–2017) who was one of the giants of the French photography world. Delpire was an art publisher, editor, curator, film producer and graphic designer, predominantly concerned with documentary photography. The gallery revisits his humanitarian work supporting such groups as les petits frères des Pauvres, Amnesty and Reporters Without Frontiers. He was artistic director of Fait & Cause from its creation until 2016.
With more than five hundred publications, Robert Delpire helped give the photographic book the importance that it enjoys today. He was friend and publisher of Lartigue, Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson and Capa. It’s thanks to him that «The Americans » by Robert Frank came into being. Delpire produced William Klein’s legendary cult film “Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo?” (released in 1966). His elegant and affordable pocket-sized Photo Poche books have been described as “the most successful series of photography monographs ever published.”
“Robert Delpire & l’Humanitaire” to January 13, 2018 at Galerie Fait & Cause, 58, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris.