Richard Kalvar

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Richard Kalvar (born 1944) is an American photographer who has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1975.[1]

Kalvar has had a solo exhibition at Maison européenne de la photographie in Paris.

Life and work[edit]

Kalvar was born in Brooklyn, New York. A trip to Europe in 1966 with a Pentax camera given him by French fashion photographer Jérôme Ducrot (with whom Kalvar worked in New York as an assistant) inspired him to become a photographer. On his return to New York he worked at Modernage photo lab.[2] Two years later he moved to Paris and joined Agence Vu photography agency.[3]

Kalvar has worked around the world, especially in England, France, Italy, Japan and the United States.[4]


Solo exhibitions[edit]

Group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2015: Paris Magnum, Hôtel de Ville, Paris[8]
  • 2017: Magnum Analog Recovery Le Bal, Paris[9]


Publications by Kalvar[edit]

  • Familles en France. France: Viva, 1973.
  • L’Usine. France: Colgate Palmolive, 1987, ASIN B004AEYWEC.
  • Portrait de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. France: P.O. Calmann-Lévy, 1993, ISBN 978-2-7021-2163-4.
  • Earthlings. Flammarion, 2007, ISBN 978-2-08-030009-6.

Publications with others[edit]

  • Street Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010. ISBN 978-0-500-54393-1. Edited by Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren.


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