Photographer

Léon Claude Vénézia

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Both humanist and poetic, Léon Claude Vénézia’s photographs take us to the East of Paris and its suburbs. Born in 1941, he immortalized the big transformations in architecture and society occurred from the late 1960’s to the 1980’s, from Belleville to Drancy, and from Ménilmontant to Bobigny. Outstanding colorist, he composes happy representations of a popular Paris where children, immigrants, craftsmen and street jobs mix. The Roger-Viollet photo agency has been exclusively presenting a selection of his photographs since June 2013.

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Roger-Viollet | 254522 | Young gipsy girl running in the rue de Titon. Paris (11th arrondissement), circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Young gipsy girl running in the rue de Titon. Paris (11th arrondissement), circa 1970. Photograph [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 232104 | Children crossing the street. View from a café, rue des Couronnes. Paris (20th arrondissement), September 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Children crossing the street. View from a café, rue des Couronnes. Paris (20th arrondissement), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 934258 | Children playing, rue Jean Ménans. Paris (19th arrondissement), 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Children playing, rue Jean Ménans. Paris (19th arrondissement), 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 908334 | Café at the corner of the rue des Solitaires and the rue Arthur-Rozier. Paris (19th arrondissement), 1967. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Café at the corner of the rue des Solitaires and the rue Arthur-Rozier. Paris (19th [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 700181 | Former restaurant, rue de Romainville. Paris (19th arrondissement), November 1966. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Former restaurant, rue de Romainville. Paris (19th arrondissement), November 1966. Photograph by [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 842688 | Entrance of a warehouse in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Entrance of a warehouse in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), circa 1970. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 673766 | Woman with a shopping bag in the district of Belleville. Paris, circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Woman with a shopping bag in the district of Belleville. Paris, circa 1970. Photograph by Léon [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 988716 | Paved street at night, rue de Savies, in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Paved street at night, rue de Savies, in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 700045 | Woman going out from the Ménilmontant metro station. Paris (20th arrondissement), February 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Woman going out from the Ménilmontant metro station. Paris (20th arrondissement), February 1970. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 506139 | Shoe-repair shop in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), June 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Shoe-repair shop in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), June 1969. Photograph [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 367772 | Dog in a shop window, rue Piat. Paris (20th arrondissement), May 1967. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Dog in a shop window, rue Piat. Paris (20th arrondissement), May 1967. Photograph by Léon Claude [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 404106 | Cobbling of a street in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), 1966. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Cobbling of a street in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), 1966. Photograph [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 667096 | Former dairy shop in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), June 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Former dairy shop in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), June 1969. Photograph [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 396077 | Old man with a baguette in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), January 1976. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Old man with a baguette in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), January 1976. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 979591 | Portuguese migrant workers going to work. Drancy (France), 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Portuguese migrant workers going to work. Drancy (France), 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 507948 | Subway at the Solférino station, former North-South line. Paris (7th arrondissement), 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Subway at the Solférino station, former North-South line. Paris (7th arrondissement), 1970. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 282259 | Delivery tricycle and café, rue Sedaine. Paris (11th arrondissement), April 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Delivery tricycle and café, rue Sedaine. Paris (11th arrondissement), April 1970. Photograph by [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 396998 | Advertising poster for Renault. Paris, 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Advertising poster for Renault. Paris, 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 429578 | Child playing in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), April 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Child playing in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), April 1970. Photograph by [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 552625 | Advertising poster for  PureOdor , air freshener, sitcked on urinals in the district of the Halles market. Paris (1st arrondissement), February 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Advertising poster for "PureOdor", air freshener, sitcked on urinals in the district of the Halles [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 981476 | RER, rapid transit system. Advertising posters for Lotus toilet paper at the Etoile station. Paris, circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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RER, rapid transit system. Advertising posters for Lotus toilet paper at the Etoile station. Paris, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 424954 | Glass-blower in his workshop. Paris, 1968. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Glass-blower in his workshop. Paris, 1968. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 1001127 | Plaster casts of French art, rue de la Mare. Paris, 1968. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Plaster casts of French art, rue de la Mare. Paris, 1968. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 647732 | Fresco by Mosko. Paris, March 1998. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Fresco by Mosko. Paris, March 1998. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 247283 | Advertising poster for Ripolin painting and road works in the Marais district. Paris (4th arrondissement), 1960's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Advertising poster for Ripolin painting and road works in the Marais district. Paris (4th [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 641430 | Old buildings, rue de Flandre. Paris (19th arrondissement), 1985. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Old buildings, rue de Flandre. Paris (19th arrondissement), 1985. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 872681 | Woman at her doorstep, Villa de l'Ermitage, in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), June 1967. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Woman at her doorstep, Villa de l'Ermitage, in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 446086 | Laundry drying by a window in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), September 1966. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Laundry drying by a window in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), September [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 755503 | Children playing in the Belleville district, rue Vilin. Paris (20th arrondissement), May 1967. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Children playing in the Belleville district, rue Vilin. Paris (20th arrondissement), May 1967. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 289907 | Migrant workers, rue Vilin. Paris (20th arrondissement), February 1968. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Migrant workers, rue Vilin. Paris (20th arrondissement), February 1968. Photograph by Léon Claude [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 491604 | Market gardeners and their caravan. In the background, the construction site of the Bobigny prefecture (France), circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Market gardeners and their caravan. In the background, the construction site of the Bobigny [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 675080 | Graffiti. Paris, July 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Graffiti. Paris, July 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 927699 | Graffiti. Paris, April 1972. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Graffiti. Paris, April 1972. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 707991 | Graffiti. Paris, 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Graffiti. Paris, 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 273941 | Worker on a construction site. Créteil (France), April 1975. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Worker on a construction site. Créteil (France), April 1975. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia [...]
Roger-Viollet | 268546 | Women's clothing shop, rue Réaumur. Paris, March 1976. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Women's clothing shop, rue Réaumur. Paris, March 1976. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia.
 
Roger-Viollet | 418820 | Washing line, Villa de l'Ermitage, in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), September 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Washing line, Villa de l'Ermitage, in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 396806 | Young girls playing hopscotch, boulevard Beaumarchais. Paris (3rd arrondissement), 1970's. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Young girls playing hopscotch, boulevard Beaumarchais. Paris (3rd arrondissement), 1970's. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 914577 | Inner courtyard with the entrance to a photographer's studio, boulevard de la Villette. Paris, May 1969. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia. | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Inner courtyard with the entrance to a photographer's studio, boulevard de la Villette. Paris, May [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 466511 | Former laundry in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), November 1966. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Former laundry in the district of Belleville. Paris (20th arrondissement), November 1966. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 791331 | Destruction of buildings unfit for habitation in the Belleville district. Paris (20th arrondissement), 1966. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Destruction of buildings unfit for habitation in the Belleville district. Paris (20th [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 210290 | Wall painted by Morellet in the rue Quincampoix, during the construction of the Halles. Paris (1st arrondissement), April 1972. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Wall painted by Morellet in the rue Quincampoix, during the construction of the Halles. Paris (1st [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 660968 | Modern buildings, view from the rue du Poteau. Paris (18th arrondissement), April 1972. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Modern buildings, view from the rue du Poteau. Paris (18th arrondissement), April 1972. Photograph [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 499074 | View of Parisian roofs and the Sacré-Coeur basilica from the rue Réaumur. Paris (2nd arrondissement), November 1976. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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View of Parisian roofs and the Sacré-Coeur basilica from the rue Réaumur. Paris (2nd [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 422232 | Mr Avard, accordionist and musician, rue Saint-Sabin. Paris, 1975. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Mr Avard, accordionist and musician, rue Saint-Sabin. Paris, 1975. Photograph by Léon Claude [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 473925 | Mr Faccio, itinerant glazier. Paris (11th arrondissement), 1976. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Mr Faccio, itinerant glazier. Paris (11th arrondissement), 1976. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 201094 | Metro information. Paris, circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Metro information. Paris, circa 1970. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013).
 
Roger-Viollet | 361615 | Destruction of the Chez Paulette café on the corner of rue Pixérécourt and rue des Pavillons. Paris (20th Arr.), April 1974. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Destruction of the Chez Paulette café on the corner of rue Pixérécourt and rue des Pavillons. Paris [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 567476 | House at the bottom of a dead end, rue Pixerecourt. Paris (20th arrondissement), circa 1967. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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House at the bottom of a dead end, rue Pixerecourt. Paris (20th arrondissement), circa 1967. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 659722 | Young people repairing a 2CV car in the Goutte d'Or district, rue Polonceau. Paris (18th arrondissement), 1973. Photograph by Léon Claude Vénézia (1941-2013). | © Léon Claude Vénézia / Roger-Viollet
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Young people repairing a 2CV car in the Goutte d'Or district, rue Polonceau. Paris (18th [...]