Christophe Jacrot


“Parlez-moi de la pluie et non pas du beau temps…” [“Tell me of the rain and not of good weather…”] We can easily imagine Christophe Jacrot humming Brassens’ song, given how wonderfully it illustrates this photographer’s work, who is much more inspired by bad weather than hindered by it. As is often the case, everything began by chance, when a shoot in Paris for a tourist guide was compromised by bad weather. Christophe Jacrot decided to take the photographs all the same, with photos in the rain by Henri Cartier-Bresson or Elliott Erwitt in mind. These photos were the subject of his first exhibition in Paris in 2006 and his first book Paris in the Rain. He was 42 at the time and decided to abandon his first professional career as a film director to devote himself entirely to photography. Since then, he has never stopped travelling across the globe, from the biggest cities to the remotest locations, to capture the “poetry of poor weather”. His work is regularly published and exhibited all over the world. In 2019, in his book Neige (Editions Hartpon), he explores, across several continents, the poetry and consequences of snow and cold temperatures on human activities.  ... See more See less