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On the set of Abel Gance's film Napoléon

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<span style="font-size:80%">BORIS LIPNITZKI</span>
© Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet

From October 12, 2023 to january 20, 2024


A Russian photographer chronicling the 30s Paris.

After fleeing Ukraine in the 20s, the young Boris Lipnitzki settled in Paris as a photographer. He set up his own studio, where he worked for Chanel, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga… Celebrities from the world of the arts passed before his lens: Piaf, Joséphine Baker, Montand, Jouvet, Foujita, Picasso, Colette, Duras, Sartre… In less than twenty years, the immigrant became a celebrity.
The Galerie Roger-Viollet presents 76 numbered, limited-edition modern prints.

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 -


  • Holidays by Janine Niepce

    Holidays by Janine Niepce

  • The pan

    The pan

  • News pictures France-Soir and of 1944-1945

    News pictures France-Soir and of 1944-1945

  • 100 years 24 hours of Le Mans

    100 years 24 hours of Le Mans

  • The aerostat around 1900

    The aerostat around 1900

  • Retirement home for lyric artists by Gaston Paris

    Retirement home for lyric artists by Gaston Paris

  • Large families

    Large families

  • "To the sources of energy" by François Kollar

    "To the sources of energy" by François Kollar

  • Melting glaciers

    Melting glaciers

  • Social housing

    Social housing

  • Elections. Waiting for the results

    Elections. Waiting for the results

  • The election poster

    The election poster


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

  • Jacques Boyer

    Jacques Boyer

    From the beginning of the 20th century until the 1950s, Jacques Boyer (1869-1960), photographer and "scientific promoter" established at 5bis, rue Saint-Paul in Paris, imported, distributed and [...]

  • Bernard Lipnitzki

    Bernard Lipnitzki

    Bernard Lipnitzki was born in Paris in 1930. A cinema fan, he took the examination to French cinema school IDHEC in 1949. As he failed it, he followed his father to Venezuela where the latter opened [...]

  • Colette Masson

    Colette Masson

    Colette Masson began her career in 1966 when she met the lyric singer Régine Crespin. For forty years, she photographed the shows and the artists which marked the history of dance and lyric art in [...]

  • Irmeli Jung

    Irmeli Jung

    Irmeli Jung was born in 1947 in Tampere, an industrial city in southern Finland, to an unknown father. Her mother Irja Jung was a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. At the age of thirteen months she [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Gilberto Ante

    Gilberto Ante

    In 1959 Che Guevara gave Gilberto Ante (1925-1991) his first 35mm camera, an Exakta. From that time on, he photographed the story of the on-going revolution: Fidel Castro, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Raul [...]

  • Gaston Paris

    Gaston Paris

    Né en 1903, Gaston Paris est dès les années 1930 l'un des piliers de l'hebdomadaire Vu fondé en 1928 par Lucien Vogel. Seul salarié parmi les photographes, il partage les pages du magazine avec Laure [...]

  • Jean-Louis Courtinat

    Jean-Louis Courtinat

    "For over thirty years Jean-Louis Courtinat has been developing a unique collection exclusively devoted to social photography. As a militant photographer, he bases his work on a true solidarity [...]


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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