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Raymond Depardon Marcel Privat. "Le Villaret". Lozere Department. Languedoc Roussillon Region. France. 2007 © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon Jules and Emile Dirand. Village of La Montagne. Franche-Comte. Haute-Saone department. Franche-Comte region. France. 1987. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon Gilberte and Abel Jean Roy. "La goutte au Fresne". Servance Village. Haute Saone Department. Franche Comte Region. France. 2005. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon Paulette and Robert Maneval. La Varenne's farm. Mazet-Saint-Voy. Haute-Loire Departement. Auvergne region. France. 1990. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon Fay sur Lignon. Haute Loire Department. Auvergne Region. France. 1991. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos

Raymond Depardon’s new exhibition, ‘Farmer’s Earth’, opens at the Centre Culturel Juliobona, Lillebonne (France), on September 14 and runs unti l December 10, 2016.

Raymond Depardon’s obsession with his parents’ farm and his feeling of having abandoned it is implicit in his early work as a photographer and film-maker travelling around the world.

With the publication of La Ferme du Garet in 1995, he at long last explores his roots and origins, and feels free enough to envisage a film project about rural life in the French highlands over a ten years period. This subsequently gave birth to the Profils Paysans trilogy with L’Approche in 2000, Le Quotidien in 2005 and La Vie Moderne in 2008.

For more information, visit the Centre Culturel Juliobona website.