The gallery Olivier Waltman is very proud to announce the representation of the estate of Hungarian photographer Gyula Zaránd (1943-2020). Budapest-Paris, 1963-2001 will be the very first exhibition in a gallery and will include a selection of original prints never shown before.
Gyula Zaránd starts photographing at the age of 15, following the footsteps of his grandfather and both his parents, all of them were photographers. He started his career as a reporter for Tükör Magazine and, in 1966, the director asked him to be Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “guide” on his ten-day trip to Budapest.
The young journalist photographed the everyday life of simple people before focusing on the political and social unrest that agitated Hungary after 1956. Many pictures by Gyula Zarànd went under censorship and some of his images, considered as subversive – street children, military parades, beggars – were never published in his country. In 1971, the artist decided to leave Hungary and move to Paris. He was fascinated by the city's spirit and uniqueness, the specificities of its arrondissements, monuments, and inhabitants. There, he met again Henri Cartier-Bresson who gave him precious pieces of advice and introduced him into the Parisian photographic community.
Much more than a photographer, Gyula Zaránd was a humanist reporter. Budapest-Paris, 1963-2001 is an opportunity to rediscover an important artist, a witness to his time and a great lover of France, whose photographs document and analyze Europe’s collective memory.
Galerie Olivier Waltman
Since 2005, we have been promoting the work of artists from different regions of the world, both emerging and confirmed. Their artistic practices touch on painting, photography, sculpture, design as well as electronic arts. We are committed to developing for them a platform for demonstrating and visibility in our spaces in Paris and Miami as well as at several international contemporary art fairs. Meetings and dialogue are at the heart of our mission. An artist residency in Miami, set up in 2019, is part of this desire to encourage exchanges and support contemporary creation.
The gallery is a member of Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art (France) and the Miami Art Dealers Association (USA)