The portfolio of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume – Château de Tours provides an overview of the photographer's career through forty key images.
Published on the occasion of the exponymous exhibition at the Jeu de Paume – Château de Tours, from November 15, 2019, to May 24, 2020.
A key figure in post-war French photography, René-Jacques (born René Giton, 1908–2003) embarked on his career in the 1930s. Quick to learn the profession's many variants, photojournalism for the Paris daily L'Intransigeant, photo essays for the publisher Grasset and industrial photography for Renault. In the footsteps of writers Francis Carco and Léon-Paul Fargue, he haunted the streets of Paris during their empty hours, while also working as a set photographer for film directors René Lucot, Georg Wilhelm Pabst and Jean Grémillon.