04/09/2023 - 04/10/2023

Late C20th - Photography

Philippe Garner - Summer - Seventies - Saint-Tropez

Mon-Fri: 10-6pm

Hamiltons Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition Summer – Seventies – Saint-Tropez, the first solo show of photographs by Philippe Garner, a figure already well known and respected as a long-standing champion of photography through a fifty-plus years career as an auction specialist and historian.

The images – all shot on Kodachrome film, notable for the rich and vibrant saturation of its colours – take us back half a century to discover now-long-erased traces of an old Provence in and around Aix-en-Provence, where Garner was born. A discrete suite of images made on the now-legendary La Voile Rouge beach of Saint-Tropez capture the spirit of its raffish, chic-bohemian heyday.

Garner explains: ‘I was twenty-three when I took the first of these pictures. Thinking back to those years, I recall how driven I already was to make images that captured the essence of all that engaged me.’


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