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400 years since the birth of Molière

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Gaston Paris,
13648-11 © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet

On view from January 20 to April 23, 2022

Gaston Paris,

a fantastic eye.

Gaston Paris (1903-1964) has put together an impressive collection thanks to a powerful style and an incredible variety of topics, starting with the festive 1930’s until the difficulties of the post-World War II period.
Both a humanist photographer and a photo-reporter, Gaston Paris is above all an illustrative photographer who documented his time most often with humor and empathy.
The Galerie Roger-Viollet presents Gaston Paris’s work for the first time through a display of 80 exceptional modern prints.

Watch the movie

The Roger-Viollet Gallery welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Free admission.

6 rue de Seine 75006 Paris - Tél. + 33 1 55 42 89 09 - galerie@roger-viollet.fr


  • The Sioux of Buffalo Bill's Circus by Léopold Mercier

    The Sioux of Buffalo Bill's Circus by Léopold Mercier

  • Automobile traffic in Paris

    Automobile traffic in Paris

  • Fishing by François Kollar

    Fishing by François Kollar

  • Jacques Boyer scientific photographer

    Jacques Boyer scientific photographer

  • Fighting for free contraception by Catherine Deudon and Janine Niepce

    Fighting for free contraception by Catherine Deudon and Janine Niepce

  • Jean-Paul Belmondo<br>by Alain Adler

    Jean-Paul Belmondo
    by Alain Adler

  • Joséphine Baker by Boris Lipnitzki

    Joséphine Baker by Boris Lipnitzki

  • The making of champagne

    The making of champagne

  • Ousmane Sow exhibition at the Mont-Dauphin fort

    Ousmane Sow exhibition at the Mont-Dauphin fort

  • Tour de France

    Tour de France

  • The fairs

    The fairs

  • Polars expeditions

    Polars expeditions


Exhibition rentals

For your cultural events, we propose a choice of turnkey exhibitions, or to explore together our exceptional photographic archives for the production of made-to-measure projects.

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Our Photographers

  • Neurdein


    The Neurdein firm was founded in 1864 by Etienne Neurdein, son of the photographer Charlet. His brother Antonin soon joined him. This was at first a typical Parisian studio, where people could have [...]

  • Alain Adler

    Alain Adler

    Ten years of French cinema. From 1954 to 1964, French photographer Alain Adler roamed the sets of French cinema. The decade was rich with productions : from the beginnings of the "Nouvelle Vague" [...]

  • Janine Niepce

    Janine Niepce

    Janine Niepce was born on February 12, 1921 in Meudon in a wine-growing family in Burgundy. In 1944, she passed an Art History and Archeology degree at the Sorbonne university. Meanwhile, she [...]

  • Georges Kelaïditès

    Georges Kelaïditès

    Born in 1932, Georges Kelaïditès started his career as photo assistant in the early 1950’s. He bought his first SLR camera in 1955 and the very same year sold his first photograph to the magazine “Pa [...]

  • Pierre Choumoff

    Pierre Choumoff

    An engineer by training, Pierre Choumoff started his photographic career in Paris in 1911; he quickly became the photographer of the Russian and Polish intelligentsia in exile. His signature style is [...]

  • Georges Azenstarck

    Georges Azenstarck

    Born in 1934, the committed photo-reporter Georges Azenstarck worked for the French newspaper « L'Humanité » from 1956 to 1968, and for the trade union press. He photographed picket lines, cities, sh [...]

  • François Kollar

    François Kollar

    François Kollar was born in Hungary in 1904 and settled in Paris in 1924. A passionate amateur photographer in his youth, he apprenticed at the Draeger Brothers printing house, then at the Chevojon [...]

  • Jack Nisberg

    Jack Nisberg

    Jack Nisberg was born in Chicago (USA) in 1922. He started studying photography but his course was interrupted when the U.S. entered World War II. At first he served on the Pacific front and later in [...]


Explore our collections

  • Science and technology

    Science and technology

  • Libération de Paris

    Libération de Paris

  • Beaux Arts

    Beaux Arts

  • Universal & Colonial Exhibitions

    Universal & Colonial Exhibitions

  • Life under occupation

    Life under occupation

  • WWII


  • Architecture


  • History of France

    History of France

  • Insolite


  • Artist portraits

    Artist portraits

  • Transportation


  • Rural life and villages in France

    Rural life and villages in France

  • Dance & Opera

    Dance & Opera

  • Cinema


  • Marville & Atget

    Marville & Atget

  • Music



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