Gérard Uféras “A Day in the Museum”
A Portrait by Anna Blume
“A Day in the Museum” was first shown this spring in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow as part of the XI Moscow International Biennale “Fashion and Style in Photography”. The exhibition was curated by Olga Sviblova – the founder and director of MAMM – and was a great success with audiences and the press: over 80,000 visitors to the museum saw these photographs. Immediately after the opening of the exhibition, Gérard Uféras held a masterclass in the museum.
Gérard Uféras is one of the most important photographers in France today. He has been working with the newspaper Libération since 1984. His photographs, which are almost exclusively in black and white, are regularly published in renowned newspapers and magazines such as Le Monde, Time Magazine, The New York Times, L’Express, Beaux Arts Magazine, Madame Figaro, Paris Match, Corriere della Sera and The Independent Magazine. His pictures are represented in the most important collections including the National Gallery in London, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow. Gérard Uféras has been honored with the World Press Photo Award.