BOUILLOT Alain, photography, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2002

“An artist starts a painting, a text, a musical score. But I don't start a photograph.

A photographer is faced with immediacy prior to the printing of his image. In French, we use the word « épreuve photographique » which signifies trial, ordeal, test or even suffering. « Epreuve » : the subtle junction between time and releasing the shutter... aiming to obtain a timeless picture. Photography for me is a conversation with time for it allows gaining fragments of reality. It transforms the world into a stage as well, giving it an independent life in fantasy, swelling its duration.

I actually discover my pictures only on the contact-sheet, images that reveal my imaginary world. Then I am amazed about what is occurring. Brassaï used to say: “the photographer doesn't invent anything, he imagines everything”.

Alain Bouillot


Born in 1946 -Paris-, I've always been deeply interested in the photographic expression. For me, it's a way of re-writing reality.

I'am still attracted by Black and White silver print and keep on using it, I develop my prints by myself.

The «
Rencontres d'Arles   » and its work-shops have been an inducement.

Settle in Tours to exerce a medical profession
1980   Decisive meeting with the photograph Lucien CLERGUE at the «   Rencontres   d'Arles   »

From 1981
During the Rencontres d’Arles, participates to numerous studios of renowned photographs such as Arnold Newman, Joyce Tenneyso, Enrica Koebl, Arnaud Claas, Jean-François Bauret, Leigh Weiner, Jean-François Jonvelle

Trainee on the portrait thema at the Superior National School Louis Lumière (Paris)

1978-2010take part in a local group gathering author-photographers in Touraine

(A.G.I.T.   :   «   Association des gens d'images de Touraine   »).

1990-2014Invited to some photographic events or orders.

Photofolies in Touraine, l'oeil à l'image (Amboise), Photographic meetings of Cheb (Czech republic), Patrimony events ...

take part in Capazza gallery exhibitions.

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Collective exhibitions

2021  Enfances, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2020  Parcours d’art contemporain autour d’Auguste Rodin, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2019  L’arbre c’est le temps rendu visible, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2018  Miroir des Sentiments, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2017  Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2016  Vénus et Vulcain, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2015  Ensemble depuis 40ans, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

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Personal exhibitions

2006  Lycée Grammont Tours, Regard sur Antigua, une ville du Guatemala

2002  Maison des Associations Tours, Les petits chiffonniers de la décharge de Phnom-Penh supporting the association "Pour un sourire d'enfant", exhibition bought by the Association "Enfants des Rizières"

1998  Maison des Associations Tours, Etat de Siège

1996  Maison des Associations Tours, Autoportraits

1995  Abbaye de Pontlevoy, Le Japon
FNAC Tours, Un Photographe, une Œuvre

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