Lebrecht Authors is expanding again. We are completing the upload of 15k of photos from the renowned French photographer Louis Monier who is represented in France by our long term partner Rue des Archives.
Monier specialises in author portraits and has photographed over 15,000 writers from 1968 until the present day. His portraits are renowed for their superb quality and insight, both in black and white and in colour. His approach is uniquely French and, of course, the majority of the subjects are French authors but also include international artists, writers, philosophers and politicians.
The interesting thing about his subjects from the English language literary world view, is the huge variety of nationalities or country of origin of the creators of the arts who appear in front of his sharp camera lens – Danish, Quebec, Egyptian, Venezuelan, Mexican, Belgian, Bangladeshi, Vietnamese and many more.
The UK thinks of itself these days as a melting pot but France has a long tradition of being a home in exile for artists from around the world and this is reflected in Monier’s work.
The Goncourt Prize winners are here, in particular Michel Houellebecq, Gilles Leroy, Jean Christophe Rufin, Pascal Quignard, Patrick Modiano, François Weyergans, Tahar Ben Jelloun. And old time favourites such as Georges Simenon (creator of Maigret), Bernard Henri Levy, a younger Sarkozy, Raymond Aron, Francoise Sagan.
Search on our website at www.authorpictures.co.uk and see if you can find your favourite author.