CARLOS FREIRE:
13, rue Notre Dame de Nazareth - 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 77 50 86
Fax: 01 42 77 31 11
mail: cafreire@aol.com

 

 

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Biographic Note - Carlos Freire - Photographer


Carlos Freire was born in Rio de Janeiro. He lives in Paris, where he started his work as a photographer in 1973. His photographs are in private and public collections.

Among his portraits of personalities of the world of writers and artists : Francis Bacon at his studio, London 1977, Marguerite Yourcenar in Paris, Londres and Petite Maine, Noureev, Anthony Burgess, Jorge Amado, Octavio Paz, Stephen Spender, Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borges, Adonis, Vieira da Silva, James Baldwin, André Kertèsz, Michel Leiris, Wilfred Thesiger, François Cheng, Lord Snowdon, Edouard El Kharat, Albert Cossery, Graham Greene, George Steiner, Lawrence Durrell, Doris Lessing, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Nelson Freire, Iris Murdoch, Mary McCarthy, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Domenico Rea, Gustav Herling, V.S. Naipaul, Joseph Losey, Bill Brandt, Zao Wou-Ki, Dirk Bogarde, Samuel Beckett, Alain Jouffroy, Myriam Antaki, William Burroughs, Badura Skoda, Henry Moore, Max Neumann, John McGahern, Daniel Barenboim, Yehudi Menuhin, Satyajit Ray, Orson Welles, Alain Resnais, Jean Luc Godard, and others...

Visions of places: Alexandrie, Naples, Londres, New York, Aleppo, Mount Athos, Paris, Venise, Lisbonne, Rome, Kyoto, Tokyo, Portugal, Rio de Janeiro, Calcutta, Morocco, Bali etc.

Main exhibitions

L'Esprit des Lieux text by Lawrence Durrell (Espace AGF Paris, 1989)
Marguerite Yourcenar, le Dernier Voyage (Centre Georges Pompidou, 1989)
Regards de Francis Bacon text by Alain Jouffroy ( Galerie Sa my Kinge, Paris 1996)
Photographiant Niki de Saint Phalle ( Pinacoteca do Estado, Sâo Paulo 1996)
Alexandrie l Egyptienne text by Robert So% ( Petit Palais, Paris, 1998)
Rencontres avec Lawrence Durrell Sommières, France, 2000)
Tout doit disparaître ( Maison de (Amérique latine, Paris 2001)
C'est partout la vie (Galerie Samy Kinge, Paris, 2002)
Yourcenar le Dernier Vovage ( Musée Sursok, Beyrouth, 2002)
Le Mont Athos text by Jacques Lacarrière ( Montauban, France, 2002)
Portraits d'Artistes exhibition organised by IA FAA, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, and presented from 1994 to 1996 in eighty two countries.

His books on Naples, text by Cesare de Seta, Alexandrie l'Egyptienne, with Robert SoIe and the monography on his work entitled Tout doit disparaître text by Alain Jouffroy, were published in Italy by Charta of Milan and in France by éditions Stock and éditions Hazan. Lumières de I'Inde text by Charles Morazé and l'Esprit des Lieux text by Lawrence Durrell were published in France sponsored by Thomson and AGF. His rare photos on the french poet and calligraph of chinese origin, François Cheng are in the book of chinese calligraphy published by Editions Sophie de Sivry, Paris. Cheng has been elected to the Académie Française recently.

Carlos Freire's last book, Mount Athos, text by Jacques Lacarrière, was published in march 2002 at éditions de l'imprimerie nationale.

Aleppo, album of the legendary and ancient city, texts of the poet Adonis, photographs by Carlos Freire, is due to publication at éditions de l'Imprimerie nationale in Paris in 2004.

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