Gérard Uféras

born in 1954 in Paris

After an active collaboration with the French newspaper Libération, he helped setup the Agence VU’ with Christian Caujolle in 1986. He was honoured with a Villa Médicis hors les murs Award in 1990.

Passionate about music and theater, he immersed himself in the opera world for the first time in 1988 thanks to a carte blanche at the Palais Garnier. Six other photographers also participated, including Jeanloup Sieff and Mary Ellen Mark.

Starting in Paris and ending in Moscow in 2001, Gérard Uféras photographed the backstage areas of Europe’s most famous opera houses. They are collected in a book entitled Un fantôme à l’Opéra.> Read more

In 1993, Gérard Uféras joined the Rapho agency. He then produced several important series on the fashion world in Europe and New York, the Cannes Film festival, the Piccolo Teatro de Giorgio Strehler in Milan, and so on.

In 2005, his interest for the opera resurfaces. Throughout the year, he followed the ballet company of the National Opera of Paris. Afterwards, he worked on the legendary Russian theater, the Bolshoi, for its reopening.

In 2009, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie exhibited E», a twenty-years retrospective. A year later, his exhibition Paris d’amour organized by the Paris City Hall received over 60.000 visitors.

Throughout his career, Gérard Uféras photographed the work of the great fashion design houses, amongst which Givenchy, Thierry Mugler and Christian Lacroix, from the sketches to the runway. More recently, he turned to Dior and produced a new book, Dior, 30, avenue Montaigne published in 2012.

Whichever the subject maybe, Gérard Uféras, likes to work on it extensively. He goes beyond appearances in his quest for beauty. He imagines press publications, books and exhibitions as the expression of his own intimate approach of any given topic.

Philip Treacy Haute Couture, Paris, 2001

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

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Gérard Uféras

Sur le fil du rêve
May 25 - July 3, 2013
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Gérard Uféras

William Klein & Cie
June 4 - August 8, 2009

Selected Publications

Paris d'Amour Paris d'Amour Paris d'Amour Paris d'Amour Paris d'Amour

Gérard Uféras

Paris d'Amour
Castor & Pollux
Dior Dior Dior Dior Dior

Gérard Uféras

Dior
Terrebleue
États de Grâce États de Grâce États de Grâce États de Grâce États de Grâce

Gérard Uféras

États de Grâce
Fantom édition