Jacques Payette. Photographies

Publication Date : June 6 2023
Price : 195 $

Jacques Payette. Photographies is a four-volume set with french texts.

Both an artist’s book and an annotated catalog, it combines the visual fruits of Jacques Payette’s selection from his extensive photographic holdings with the observations, comments and analyses of art historian John R. Porter. The four volumes of Jacques Payette. Photographies are entitled:

I Racines (1963-1989) – 240 pages
II Ailleurs (1990-2005) – 228 pages
III Regards et jeux dans l’espace (2005-2018) – 228 pages
IV Ateliers (1963-2017) – 228 pages

All four volumes are designed by Jean R. Beauchesne.

27.9 x 27.9 cm (11.6 x 11.6 inches)
4 hardcover volumes in a slipcase
French texts
Legal deposit: June 2023
Editor: Musée d’art de Joliette
Set: 978-2-921801-80-5
I Racines (1963-1989): 978-2-921801-81-2
II Ailleurs (1990-2005): 978-2-921801-82-9
III Regards et jeux dans l’espace (2005-2018): 978-2-921801-83-6
IV Ateliers (1963-2017): 978-2-921801-84-3

About the author —

John R. Porter was born in Lévis in 1949. Honoured with numerous awards and distinctions at home and abroad, he was Director General of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from 1993 to 2008, before curating the expansion project that led to the inauguration of the Pierre Lassonde pavilion in 2016. A professor of art history at the Université Laval for over twenty years, he is the author of several books and numerous exhibition catalogs. In 2005, he played a decisive role in the selection and acquisition of 13 representative works by Jacques Payette for the MNBAQ’s permanent collection.

During his tenure, he gave historical and contemporary photography a prominent place in the museum’s programming, curating an exhibition devoted to the legacy of photographer Maurice Perron, signatory of Refus global in 1948. In all, over 5,000 photos were acquired, recognizing the exceptional contribution of contemporary photographers such as Raymonde April, Claire Beaugrand-Champagne, Michel Campeau, Serge Clément, Charles Gagnon, Clara Gutsch, Angela Grauerholz, Jauran, Ed Kostiner, Paul Lacroix, François Lafortune, Myriam Laplante, André Le Coz, Alain Paiement, Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, Gabor Szilasi, Sam Tata and Bill Vazan.

Still active as an author, lecturer, corporate director and consultant, John R. Porter continues to cultivate a passion for photography that dates back to the 1970s. In spring 2019, his exhibition L’empreinte des jours (The Imprint of Days) brought together 30 recent photographs, and gave rise to the publication of a catalog with the collaboration of historian and photographer Pierre Lahoud. It was his enthusiastic discovery of Jacques Payette’s original photographs, in 2015, that gradually led him to realize the ambitious project of distributing them in the form of this boxed set.

This publication is made possible with the financial support of the Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation.

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