Biography

Patrick Desgraupes has become a French landscape photographer recognized for his analog work with large format 4X5 inch camera. He published 5 landscape books between 2003 and 2009, including 3 with La Martinière editions. His work has been shown in the USA as well as in 7 European countries. He made 3 individual exhibitions on Iceland in 1989, 1990 and 1992, and 16 large-format exhibitions with French National Parks & the French Ministry of Ecology, between 2008 & 2015. His book on National Parks won 2 prizes. He participated and sold in a large collective & international exhibition with auction at Cornette de Saint-Cyr in Paris in November 2016.

 

Edition-Prizes

2010: His book on the "National Parks of France" with a preface by Nicolas Hulot won the Prix des Ecrins-René Demaison-Coup de Coeur du jury.

2009: His book on the “National Parks of France” won second place at the Prix National du Tourisme in Paris in 2010.

 

Awards and Recognition

 

Since 2017 he has moved towards a much more contemporary approach

Between 2017 and 2023 his new works and series have won:

13 Gold Medal, 15 Silver Medal, 11 bronze Medal, 90 honorable mentions and nominations

The Grand Prize "Fuji Film Award for Innovation» London2017

The Title of “Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year” London 2017

The Title of «ND-Fine Art Photographer of the Year» London 2019

The Title of « Umbra-Advertising Photographer of the Year »2019

The Title of” Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year”London2020

The Title of “Black & White photographer of the Year» 2020

The “Certificat de Mérite Artistique” par le Musée Pinacothèque du Luxembourg 2020

Finalist of « Champagne Louis Roederer Artistry of Wine Awards » 2020

Shortlisted at RPS (Royal Photographic Society- International Photography Exhibition163),2021 Bristol-UK

In New York, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Tokyo, Moscow and Luxembourg.

 

Individual exhibitions

From 2007 to 2015 large format traveling exhibition in partnership with French National Parks, the French Ministry of Ecology and the GMF

"Great landscapes of the National Parks of France"

 

-August 20 to September 20, 2015, at the Palm-Ile de la Réunion

-January 1 to 31, 2013, at Roland Garros airport-Ile de la Réunion

-March 19 to June 17, 2011 at the "Mare Nostrum" aquarium in Montpellier opened by Jean-Pierre Giran president of PNF

-January 25, 2010, City of Architecture and Heritage in Paris: Exhibition opened by Mrs. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet Minister of Ecology and Jean-Pierre Giran.

-November 6 to 14, 2010, San Salvador Hospital in Hyères: Exhibition opened by Jean-Pierre Giran, president of PNF.

-June 21 to July 30, 2010 at the Parc du Château in Nice: Exhibition opened by Christian Extrosi Minister of Industry and Eric Ciotti Deputy of the Alpes Maritimes.

-May 10 to 16, 2010 at the Majestic Congress Center in Chamonix: Exhibition opened by Chantal Jouanno, secretary of state for ecology .

-March, April and May 2010 at the GMF headquarters in Levallois: Exhibition opened by Chantal Jouanno, secretary of state for ecology and Jean Pierre Giran, president of PNF.

-March 11, 2010 at the Ministerial Conference Center in Paris: Exhibition opened by President Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, Jean-Louis Borlo, Minister for Ecology, Bernard Kouchner, Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as numerous foreign delegations.

-January to March 2010 at the headquarters of the MEEDM at the Pascal Tower in Paris La Défense: Exhibition opened by Jean-Pierre Giran, president of PNF.

-December 2009 at the Town Hall of the 9th and 1st arrondissement of Marseille: Exhibition opened by Guy Tessier mayor of the sector of Marseille and Jean Pierre Giran president of PNF.

-November 2009 at the Montier en Der Nature Festival: Exhibition presented in the honorary pavilion at Montier en Der

-October 2009 at La Bastille-Grenoble: Exhibition opened by Michel Destot deputy and mayor of Grenoble.

-May 2 to June 30, 2009 at the Château de la Valette-Montpellier: Exhibition opened by Chantal Jouanno, Secretary of State for Ecology and the Mayor of Montpellier.

-November 1 to December 30, 2008 at Fort Fleur d'Epée in Gosier-Guadeloupe: Exhibition opened by Ferdy Louisy, president of the PNG and numerous North and South American delegations.

-July, August and September 2008 in Lubiana-Slovenia: Exhibition opened by the Minister of Ecology, the Ambassador of France, the Slovenian Minister of the Environment…

 

« Iceland the Sublime& the Imaginary »

1992 “Iceland” Brussels-Belgium 1 month

1990 “Iceland” Reykjavik-Iceland September 1-30

1989 "Iceland" Palais de la Découverte Paris - March 13 to July 1

 

Collective exhibition & Auction

Expos Collective with works by Irving Penn, Sebastao Salgado, Steve McCurry, Nick Brandt, Michael Keena, Yann Gulfoss, Vincent Munier, Yann-Arthus Bertrand…

Cornette de Saint Cyr, November 2016, Paris: Exhibition-AuctionGrandeur Nature” selection of international photographers on the theme of nature.

 

 

 

© Patrick Desgraupes