Photographer

Bernard Lipnitzki

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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 a photographic studio. In 1950, he performed his military service in Germany, where he served as the regiment photographer and learned all about shooting, developing and printing. After his service, he went to work for 3 years at his uncle, photographer Boris Lipnitzki’s Paris studio. Bored with the theatre shots which were the studio’s specialty, Bernard Lipnitzki was hired by weekly magazine “France Dimanche”, where he photographed Céline, Sagan, Dali, Audrey Hepburn…etc… In October 1956, Bernard Lipnitzki covered the Six-Day War with another reporter from “Paris-Match”; in 1957, he went on for a photographic World tour sponsored by the French National Centre for Foreign Trade. Back in Paris in 1958, he was hired by weekly magazine “Jours de France” and worked there for 4 years, covering the demonstrations of May 13, 1958 in Paris, and De Gaulle’s trip to Algeria. After briefly joining men’s magazine “Lui”, he spent 2 years in the USA as an advertising photographer, where he also freelanced for “Esquire”. He came back to France in 1969 and pursued his career as an advertising photographer and reporter until 1995. In the late 80s, Roger-Viollet acquired a selection of the Bernard Lipnitzki’s production, which it distributes on an exclusive basis.

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Roger-Viollet | 936602 | Micheline Presle (1922-2024), French actress. Photograph by Bernard Liptnizki (1930-2012). Paris, December 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
52842-5 DG
Micheline Presle (1922-2024), French actress. Photograph by Bernard Liptnizki (1930-2012). Paris, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 431907 | Wedding of Princess Diane and Duke Karl of Württemberg. Alsthausen (Germany), on July 22, 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
43268-4 DG
Wedding of Princess Diane and Duke Karl of Württemberg. Alsthausen (Germany), on July 22, 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 157028 | Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), British actress, at the bar of the Hôtel Raphael. Paris (16th arrondissement), 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
43247-5 DG
Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), British actress, at the bar of the Hôtel Raphael. Paris (16th [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 703664 | The café de Flore. Paris (6th arrondissement), June 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
4180-2 DG
The café de Flore. Paris (6th arrondissement), June 1959.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1003268 | Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Alain Delon and Jean-Claude Brialy (from behind). France, on October 9, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
11999-3 DG
Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Alain Delon and Jean-Claude Brialy (from behind). [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 785247 | Romy Schneider (1938-1982), Austrian actress, and Alain Delon (born in 1935), French actor. Paris, on October 9, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
40983-1 DG
Romy Schneider (1938-1982), Austrian actress, and Alain Delon (born in 1935), French actor. Paris, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 392274 | Juliette Gréco (born in 1927), French singer, on August 3rd, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3685-2 DG
Juliette Gréco (born in 1927), French singer, on August 3rd, 1959.
 
Roger-Viollet | 983315 | Henri Salvador (1917-2008), French singer, in 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3935-19 DG
Henri Salvador (1917-2008), French singer, in 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 946564 | Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter and engraver. Paris, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
1825-1 DG
Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter and engraver. Paris, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 498917 | French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961) with his dogs. Meudon (France) around 1955. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
9653-5 DG
French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961) with his dogs. Meudon (France) around 1955.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1020677 | Marina Vlady in Balenciaga's fashion house. Paris, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
21746-1 DG
Marina Vlady in Balenciaga's fashion house. Paris, 1959.
 
Roger-Viollet | 701442 | Girl in front of a jukebox, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2629-5 DG
Girl in front of a jukebox, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 558884 |  L'Ange blanc , French wrestler. Paris, January 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
15245-13 DG
"L'Ange blanc", French wrestler. Paris, January 1959.
 
Roger-Viollet | 912675 |  Gandhi  (Alexandre Nicolas Gormis) and Renée Janvier. Rock'n'Roll. Paris, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
14537-6 DG
"Gandhi" (Alexandre Nicolas Gormis) and Renée Janvier. Rock'n'Roll. Paris, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1024740 | Claude Bessy and Yvan Algorof. Opéra de Paris, May 7, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
13815-10 DG
Claude Bessy and Yvan Algorof. Opéra de Paris, May 7, 1958.
 
Roger-Viollet | 291839 | Dancers on the stage of the Lido. Paris, March 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
11856-3 DG
Dancers on the stage of the Lido. Paris, March 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 320857 | General de Gaulle (1890-1970), at the time of a trip in Brittany. September 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
11213-3 DG
General de Gaulle (1890-1970), at the time of a trip in Brittany. September 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1020179 | French director Claude Chabrol and the actors of his first two movies at the café  Les Deux-Magot : Bernadette Lafont, Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy and Juliet Mayniel. Paris, April 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
10511-20 DG
French director Claude Chabrol and the actors of his first two movies at the café "Les Deux-Magot": [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 977632 | The 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe). June 20-21, 1959. Roger Vadim, Annette Stroyberg and Christian Marquand, at the Ferrari stand. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
9817-6 DG
The 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe). June 20-21, 1959. Roger Vadim, Annette Stroyberg and Christian [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 843839 | Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, with his wife Clementine Hozier. On the right : Tina Onassis. Monte-Carlo (Principality of Monaco), July 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
7571-12 DG
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, with his wife Clementine Hozier. On the right : [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 687799 | Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930-2022), French actor and director, Barbara Lass (1940-1995), Polish actress and wife of Roman Polanski (born in 1933), Polish-born French director, producer and scriptwriter. Paris, Januay 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
6784-19 DG
Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930-2022), French actor and director, Barbara Lass (1940-1995), Polish [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1033431 | Roger Pierre (1923-2010) and Jean-Marc Thibault (1923-2017), French actors. France, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
7012-9 DG
Roger Pierre (1923-2010) and Jean-Marc Thibault (1923-2017), French actors. France, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1018909 | Dance lesson by Paulette Dynalix, French dancer. Paris Opera ballet school, April 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
6571-10 DG
Dance lesson by Paulette Dynalix, French dancer. Paris Opera ballet school, April 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 470713 | Algerians. Paris, Arc de triomphe, on July 14, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
6231-19 DG
Algerians. Paris, Arc de triomphe, on July 14, 1958.
 
Roger-Viollet | 387537 | Sophia Loren, Italian actress. Paris, February 11, 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
4137-1 DG
Sophia Loren, Italian actress. Paris, February 11, 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 694676 | Gina Lollobrigida (1927-2023), Italian actress. France, circa 1965. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
4137-11 DG
Gina Lollobrigida (1927-2023), Italian actress. France, circa 1965.
 
Roger-Viollet | 543015 | Sacha Distel (1933-2004), French singer, in 1967. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3910-1 DG
Sacha Distel (1933-2004), French singer, in 1967.
 
Roger-Viollet | 690839 | Micheline Presle (1922-2024), French actress. Photograph by Bernard Liptnizki (1930-2012). Paris, December 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3665-7 DG
Micheline Presle (1922-2024), French actress. Photograph by Bernard Liptnizki (1930-2012). Paris, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 466780 | Maria Callas aboard Aristotelis Onassis' yacht  Christina , with her husband, G.B. Meneghini. From behind, left to right: Aristotelis Onassis, Winston Churchill and Tina Onassis. Monaco (Principality of Monaco), on July 23, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3651-10 DG
Maria Callas aboard Aristotelis Onassis' yacht "Christina", with her husband, G.B. Meneghini. From [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 731094 | Pablo Picasso attending a bullfight. Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône), 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3651-14 DG
Pablo Picasso attending a bullfight. Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône), 1958.
 
Roger-Viollet | 676838 | General de Gaulle (1890-1970), making a speech, place de Jaude. Clermont-Ferrand (France), on June 8, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3544-9 DG
General de Gaulle (1890-1970), making a speech, place de Jaude. Clermont-Ferrand (France), on June [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 573211 |  La Mariée est trop belle , film by Pierre Gaspard-Huit. Brigitte Bardot. France, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3544-8 DG
"La Mariée est trop belle", film by Pierre Gaspard-Huit. Brigitte Bardot. France, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 290119 | Women's fashion. Suits. February 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3464-14 DG
Women's fashion. Suits. February 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 640614 | Second Arab-Israeli conflict. Moshe Dayan, Israeli commander-in-chief, and Burns, Canadian General, representative of the UNO after the ceasefire. Israel, on December 7, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3421-5 DG
Second Arab-Israeli conflict. Moshe Dayan, Israeli commander-in-chief, and Burns, Canadian General, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 902769 | The General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), French statesman, with the General Salan, de Soustelle, Guichard and Jacquinot. Algeria, on June 4, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3188-8 DG
The General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), French statesman, with the General Salan, de Soustelle, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 897837 | Habib Bourguiba ( 1903-2000 ), Tunisian statesman, arriving in a Tunisian city, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3088-1 DG
Habib Bourguiba ( 1903-2000 ), Tunisian statesman, arriving in a Tunisian city, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 829761 | Car (DS 19 Citroën) in General de Gaulle's official cortègen, President of the French Republic, arriving at the Château de Rambouillet (Yvelines), on September 4, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3030-5 DG
Car (DS 19 Citroën) in General de Gaulle's official cortègen, President of the French Republic, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 491970 | Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer and Marie-Hélène Arnaud (1934-1986), French top model and actress. Paris, August 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3030-6 DG
Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer and Marie-Hélène Arnaud (1934-1986), French top [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 236324 | Françoise Sagan (1935-2004), French writer, and Anthony Perkins (1932-1992), American actor, August 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2746-10 DG
Françoise Sagan (1935-2004), French writer, and Anthony Perkins (1932-1992), American actor, August [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 295640 | Princess Grace and her husband, Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Paris, October 9, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2673-8 DG
Princess Grace and her husband, Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Paris, October 9, 1958.
 
Roger-Viollet | 734043 | Erté (Romain de Tirtoff, known as, 1892-1990), preparant the costumes for Zizi Jeanmaire's variety show at the Casino de Paris, 1970. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2391-3 DG
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff, known as, 1892-1990), preparant the costumes for Zizi Jeanmaire's variety [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1090795 | Actors of the  Nouvelle vague . From left to right: Laurent Terzieff, Jeanne Valérie, Juliette Mayniel, Andréa Parisy, Jean-Claude Brialy, Annette Stroyberg. April 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2661-9 DG
Actors of the "Nouvelle vague". From left to right: Laurent Terzieff, Jeanne Valérie, Juliette [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 751904 | Launching of the SS France, French liner. Saint-Nazaire (France), on May 12, 1960. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2037-2 DG
Launching of the SS France, French liner. Saint-Nazaire (France), on May 12, 1960.
 
Roger-Viollet | 578325 | Bernard Franck, Françoise Sagan, Michel Magne and Madeleine Chapsal (1925-2024). Saint-Tropez, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
1844-10 DG
Bernard Franck, Françoise Sagan, Michel Magne and Madeleine Chapsal (1925-2024). Saint-Tropez, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1048124 | Françoise Sagan behind the wheel, with Michel Magne, seated on the foreground, Jacques Quoirez, behind, and Florence Malraux, hidden face. Saint-Tropez, 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
1816-1 DG
Françoise Sagan behind the wheel, with Michel Magne, seated on the foreground, Jacques Quoirez, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 840859 | Charles Aznavour (1924-2018), Armenian-born French singer-songwriter and actor, riding a moped, March 1959. Photograph by Bernard Liptnizki (1930-2012). | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
1729-9 DG
Charles Aznavour (1924-2018), Armenian-born French singer-songwriter and actor, riding a moped, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 839372 | Farah Dibah at Yves Saint Laurent's, on November 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
858-10 DG
Farah Dibah at Yves Saint Laurent's, on November 1959.
 
Roger-Viollet | 833241 | Françoise Sagan (1935-2004), French writter. Saint-Tropez (France), 1956. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
679-4 DG
Françoise Sagan (1935-2004), French writter. Saint-Tropez (France), 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 964291 | Presentation of the Constitution bill for the French Fifth Republic by General de Gaulle. At the bottom of the platform, on the centre : Pierre Lefranc. Paris, place de la République, on September 4, 1958. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3646-9 DG
Presentation of the Constitution bill for the French Fifth Republic by General de Gaulle. At the [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 314092 | Shooting of  The Longest Day  directed by Ken Annakin and Andrew Marton. France, 1962. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
55397-2 DG
Shooting of "The Longest Day" directed by Ken Annakin and Andrew Marton. France, 1962.