Exhibition “Dans l’infini des songes”

Solo exhibition by Jean Pierre FAVREAU

Photographer Jean Pierre Favreau has been roaming the world for the past fifty years, taking an unusual look at landscapes and people. He captures the fleeting moment of inner escape, a witness to universal humanity, whether in the middle of the Mauritanian desert or lost in the frenzy of the Tokyo subway. In black and white or, more rarely, in color, his photographs open many windows onto Elsewhere. Elsewhere in the world, elsewhere within.
A native of Charente-Maritime, he is no stranger to Rochefort, where between 2006 and 2008 he produced a series of photographs at the request of Bernard Grasset, then Mayor of Rochefort. Far from tourist clichés, these images tell the story, in his own way, of everyday spaces, of details we no longer look at, which the photographer here sublimates with his subjective eye. Jean Pierre Favreau’s images are now part of national photographic collections, and are held by the Médiathèque du patrimoine et de la photographie, a partner in this exhibition.

Musée Hèbre
63 avenue Charles de Gaulle
17300 Rochefort
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday
10am-12.30pm / 2pm-6pm


> Tour of the exhibition with the photographer on Thursday, April 25 at 6pm

> Catalogue available for sale
The Médiathèque du patrimoine et de la photographie publishes monographs on the photographers whose collections it holds.
The “Dans l’infini des songes” exhibition in Rochefort provides an opportunity to present the work of Jean Pierre Favreau. This pocket-sized publication features many of the photographs in the exhibition.

On sale at the Musée Hèbre for 21€.
N°ISBN : 978-2-363-45146-0

> Nuit Européenne des Musées 2024 Saturday, May 18, 7pm to 11:30pm

Information on 05 46 82 91 60

Rochefort 2017, copyright Jean Pierre Favreau

Mauritanie 2005, copyright Jean Pierre Favreau

Press release …

La Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot, February 2024

Madras 1993, copyright Jean Pierre Favreau