Louis Jammes


Louis Jammes began in the early 80’s by photographing famous artists such as Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Combas or Andy Warhol. But the artist also seeks to explore the world. He went to places where reporters and war correspondents go. Whether in Tunisia, Chechnya, at the Berlin Wall (1991), in Chernobyl (1990-1991), Sarajevo (1993), Africa (1996), Gaza (1996-97), Iraq (2004), Egypt (2012-2013), Louis Jammes doesn’t photograph barbarism but the victims, mostly children, alone in a scenery he reworks subsequently in painting. He introduces beauty and immortality where there is suffering and chaos.

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