Marcel Gautherot, French photographer who lived most of his life in Brazil ‘s capital, worked with the biggest names in Brazilian culture, including writer Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade and architect and urbanist Lúcio Costa. Alongside Oscar Niemeyer, Gautherot photographed the impressive construction of the utopian city of Brasilia. Gautherot also collaborated with Roberto Burle Marx, documenting his major landscape architectural projects.
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie – Ville de Paris presents a series of Brazilian-related exhibitions to celebrate the rich culture of the country and reinforce the strong diplomatic relationship between Brazil and France. This academic show is the first major retrospective of Gautherot’s stunning black and white photographs outside Brazil and features works from Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto Moreira Salles archives.