François-Marie Banier was born in Paris in 1947. A novelist and playwright, he has also been taking photographs of public figures and anonymous people in the street since the 1970s. In 1991, the Centre Pompidou in Paris exhibited his photographic works for the first time, and further exhibitions have since been organized throughout Europe, in Asia and in America. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris presented a retrospective in 2003, exhibiting his “written” and “painted” photographs for the first time. He lives and works in Paris.
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