1995 - Jorge Damonte

Jorge Damonte spent his youth in Montevideo and Paris, as his family lived in exile in order to escape military dictatorship. Culture and art were his family’s passions. He began making photos with an old Polaroid when he was just 10 years old, then worked alongside Jaime Giralt Font, a popular journalist. At 26 years old, he was already an expert photographer. In 1974, he settled down permanently in Paris, and made pictures for the theater. Later, he went on to work for Yves Saint-Laurent. He had his first show in Paris in 1984. Over the last twenty years, he quit making commercial photographs in order to concentrate on the total freedom of his artwork. Baron Eric and Daniel Vignat got hold of him during his panoramic phase…