Photographer

Gaston Paris

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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 Albin-Guillot, Germaine Krull, André Kertész, Martin Munkacsi, Man Ray ou Robert Capa. Il multiplie les reportages : exposition de 1937, sport, chanson, théâtre, le chantier du nouveau Trocadéro... etc. Aux côtés de cette production classique d'un reporter photographe de l'époque, il livre de nombreux petits reportages étranges et personnels, aux inspirations surréalistes : "Fleurs sans parfum, parfum de toutes les fleurs" (1937), "Le Radium originel vient d'entrer dans sa 26ème année" (1937). Il excelle dans les mises en scènes bizarres et devient l'un des collaborateurs attitré du magazine Détective de la fin des années 1930 aux années 1950 ; entre horreur et Grand Guignol il y reconstitue des drames peuplés de gangsters et de vamps. Il meurt à Paris en 1964. Rachetées par l'Agence Roger-Viollet peu après la disparition du photographe, les 15.000 photographies de Gaston Paris permettent de suivre l'évolution de son regard, de saisir sa familiarité avec ses modèles, Simenon, Cocteau, Jouvet ou Piaf, et de découvrir les charmes des concours de maillots de bain à la piscine Molitor, ceux des coulisses des Folies Bergère ou des ateliers d'Yves Brayer et de Moïse Kisling.

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Roger-Viollet | 568567 | Edith Piaf | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13503-1 DG

Edith Piaf (1915-1963), French singer. 1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 560645 | Circus.  Les Clerans , French trapeze duo, composed of Charlie Gérardin (aerialist) and Stéphane Hégédus (carrier). France, around 1936. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13643-11 DG

Circus. "Les Clerans", French trapeze duo, composed of Charlie Gérardin (aerialist) and Stéphane Hégédus (carrier). France, around 1936.

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Roger-Viollet | 553382 | FRANCE - WAR - EXODUS OF THE SPANISH CIVILIANS | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
8342-7 DG

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Exodus. France, February 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 550662 | Wax mannequin. Dupuytren Museum, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine. Paris (VIth district), around 1930. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13623-2 DG

Wax mannequin. Dupuytren Museum, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine. Paris (VIth district), around 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 533068 | PARIS - DRESSING ROOM OF THE FOLIES-BERGERE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
20251-14 DG

The Folies Bergère dressing rooms. Paris, 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 513547 | Circus. Lasso by Sylvie Carson. France, circa 1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
86900-26 DG

Circus. Lasso by Sylvie Carson. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 512000 | Anne Doat | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
14098-2 DG

Mirror effect near the Luxor Obelisk. Anne Doat (born in 1936), French actress. Paris (VIIIth arrondissement), place de la Concorde, circa 1960.

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Roger-Viollet | 484731 | Wings of the Opéra Garnier. Paris, circa 1937-1938. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13698-4 DG

Wings of the Opéra Garnier. Paris, circa 1937-1938.

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Roger-Viollet | 449044 | PARIS - MANUFACTURE DES GOBELINS | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13519-13 DG

Weaving workroom at the Manufacture des Gobelins. Paris, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 447746 | Nightmare. France, circa 1950. Photograph by Gaston Paris for  La Clef des Songes . | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
14221-10 DG

Nightmare. France, circa 1950. Photograph by Gaston Paris for "La Clef des Songes".

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Roger-Viollet | 401768 | Berlin wizard. Man smoking the pipe and holding a skull. Photograph by Gaston Paris (1903-1964). Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Gaston Paris / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
76280-22 DG

Berlin wizard. Man smoking the pipe and holding a skull. Photograph by Gaston Paris (1903-1964). Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris.

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Roger-Viollet | 392811 | Paris Opera ballet school. Students of Albert Aveline's class. Paris, circa 1937-1938. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
75286-8 DG

Paris Opera ballet school. Students of Albert Aveline's class. Paris, circa 1937-1938.

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Roger-Viollet | 389776 | Sailors on land. France, circa 1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13538-11 DG

Sailors on land. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 381885 | PARIS - WAR - POLICEMAN | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13655-13 DG

Policeman caught in a storm. Paris, circa 1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 372751 | Circus. Lora Rode, the horsewoman. France, circa 1937-1939. Photograph by Gaston Paris (1903-1964). | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
86896-3 DG

Circus. Lora Rode, the horsewoman. France, circa 1937-1939. Photograph by Gaston Paris (1903-1964).

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Roger-Viollet | 351514 | Young man. France, circa 1950. Photograph by Gaston Paris (1903-1964). | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
14225-4 DG

Young man. France, circa 1950. Photograph by Gaston Paris (1903-1964).

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Roger-Viollet | 337127 | FRANCE - WAR - EXODUS OF THE SPANISH CIVILIANS | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
8342-6 DG

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Exodus. France, February 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 327616 | FRANCE - SPANISH CIVIL WAR - SPANISH REFUGEE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13599-17 DG

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Civil refugees arriving in France, February 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 303884 | BERLIN - GERMAN CHILDREN | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
3208-13 DG

Young boys in the ruins of West Berlin. Germany, after 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 299128 | KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
14395-10 DG

Kiki de Montparnasse (1901-1953), French model. Paris, around 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 282287 | Ballet at the Opera Garnier | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13702-5 DG

Ballet at the Opera Garnier. Paris, circa 1937-1938.

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Roger-Viollet | 231556 | Miss Dora, contortionist. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
5028-6 DG

Miss Dora, contortionist.

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Roger-Viollet | 212491 | Re-enactment of a murder. Composition by Gaston Paris for  La Clef des Songes , circa 1950. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13690-12 DG

Re-enactment of a murder. Composition by Gaston Paris for "La Clef des Songes", circa 1950.

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Roger-Viollet | 196142 | Circus. Trapeez artists. France, circa 1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
86894-18 DG

Circus. Trapeez artists. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 193779 | Circus. Blade show. France, circa 1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
86899-31 DG

Circus. Blade show. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 183611 | The wax figure of Violette Nozières (1915-1966), a French criminal, is dismantled and replaced by that of Serge Alexandre Stavisky (1888-1934). Musée Grévin, Paris (9th district), circa 1934. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
12863-5 DG

The wax figure of Violette Nozières (1915-1966), a French criminal, is dismantled and replaced by that of Serge Alexandre Stavisky (1888-1934). Musée Grévin, Paris (9th district), circa 1934.

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Roger-Viollet | 175363 | Noël-Noël | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
14502-1 DG

Noël-Noël (1897-1989), French actor and director. Paris, Théâtre de l'A.B.C., circa 1950.

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Roger-Viollet | 158821 | Josephine Baker | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13880-2 DG

Josephine Baker (1906-1975), American variety artist. Paris.

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Roger-Viollet | 154002 | Worker in a railway workshop, working on the mechanism of a steam locomotive. France, circa 1945. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
99800-5 DG

Worker in a railway workshop, working on the mechanism of a steam locomotive. France, circa 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 928092 | Rally of the Popular Front at the Buffalo Stadium. Montrouge (France), on June 14, 1936. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
3368-11 DG

Rally of the Popular Front at the Buffalo Stadium. Montrouge (France), on June 14, 1936.

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Roger-Viollet | 856737 | PARIS - FOLIES-BERGERE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
20295-7 DG

The Folies-Bergère. Paris, 1937.

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Roger-Viollet | 245680 | FRANCE - STUDY OF A NUDE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
14258-20 DG

Study of a nude. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 345961 | Study of a nude. France, circa 1937-1939. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13690-18 DG

Study of a nude. France, circa 1937-1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 248915 | GERMANY - CAMP OF NAZI PRISONERS | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
3777-2 DG

Occupied Germany. Camp of Nazi prisoners, after 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 216967 | Pitiful children. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13206-2 DG

Pitiful children.

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Roger-Viollet | 802288 | Singers in a yard. Paris, circa 1940. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13611-15 DG

Singers in a yard. Paris, circa 1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 167288 | Young woman with a rural policeman. France, circa1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13577-16 DG

Young woman with a rural policeman. France, circa1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 350108 | Supplying woods for the army (26th Goum). Near Imi n' Tanout (Morocco), July 1945. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
2927-13 DG

Supplying woods for the army (26th Goum). Near Imi n' Tanout (Morocco), July 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 423728 | PARIS - VAUGIRARD SLAUGHTERHOUSE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
3992-16 DG

The Vaugirard slaughterhouse. Butcher. Paris, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 993264 | Old woman and her grandson. France, circa 1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
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Old woman and her grandson. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 291395 | Consumers at the counter of a café. Paris, circa 1945. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
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Consumers at the counter of a café. Paris, circa 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 539290 | PARIS - DRESSING ROOM OF THE FOLIES-BERGERE | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
20251-18 DG

The Folies-Bergère dressing room. Paris, 1937.

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Roger-Viollet | 544030 | A prostitute and her daughter. North Africa, circa 1945. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13652-18 DG

A prostitute and her daughter. North Africa, circa 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 781580 | War - Family of refugees | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13658-10 DG

Family of refugees after WWII.

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Roger-Viollet | 675254 | Head cast. Musée Dupuytren, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine. Paris (VIth arrondissement), circa 1930. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
71742-6 DG

Head cast. Musée Dupuytren, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine. Paris (VIth arrondissement), circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 166005 | HOSPITAL CORRIDOR | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13663-1 DG

Hospital corridor.

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Roger-Viollet | 503097 | World War II. Liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944, 7a.m. in front of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. On the tank, Michel Frys, who was later wounded by an ambushed German soldier. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
1512-3 DG

World War II. Liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944, 7a.m. in front of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. On the tank, Michel Frys, who was later wounded by an ambushed German soldier.

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Roger-Viollet | 308965 | Life aboard a barge : deck cleaning. France, circa 1935. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13568-20 DG

Life aboard a barge : deck cleaning. France, circa 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 627027 | Prostitutes in North Africa, circa1945. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13657-9 DG

Prostitutes in North Africa, circa1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 285134 | Fun fair : the biggest woman on Earth. | © Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet
13953-17 DG

Fun fair : the biggest woman on Earth.

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