Jean-Marie Périer, ‘Jean-Paul Gaultier and Sonia Rykiel’, Galerie XII

About Jean-Marie Périer

Over the course of a long career in photography and filmmaking, Jean-Marie Périer has worked for Paris’s top magazines, the world’s most powerful commercial brands, and with many iconic musicians of the 20th century. At the age of 16, he started working as a photographer’s assistant at Marie Claire magazine. Soon, he was employed by publications including Jazz, Paris Match, and Télé 7 Jours. His career was interrupted in 1960 by military service in France’s war in Algeria, but he was back home and working for the popular music magazine Salut Les Copains by 1962. Périer remained with the magazine until 1974, taking sensitive, artful pictures of the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Marianne Faithfull, and Johnny and Sylvie, among other stars. Since the mid-1970s, Périer has continued to split his creative energies between the production of compelling still and moving images.

French, b. 1940