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Jan 18, 2010
ERIC TRAORÉ
PHOTOGRAPHER



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Biography
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Born in Paris, Eric Traoré first heads towards a scientific education, validating his 3rd year of University in Physical Science, before choosing to devote his time to his passion, photography, by starting at the famous Louis Lumière School in Paris. Brilliantly he graduates as the major of his promotion, is discovered as a very talented artist, and publishes his first issue in Citizen K. These first debut images then goes on display in the Museum of Fashion in Marseille, France.

During this period he begins working for prestigious magazines such as Dutch or Visionnaire, and initiates an ongoing collaboration with French Vogue in Beauty and Fashion. Since then he contributes to publications such as the Russian Vogue, German Vogue, Nippon Vogue...

He showed his personal work at the Jean Broly Gallery in Paris, presented as a collection of images created in association with fashion designer Pascal Humbert, illustrating the purpose of the clothing construction, as well as a set of still-life pictures treating the theme of garment compression, shot from Martin Margiela archives.

He takes part in the exhibition History of Costume in Fashion at MOMA in New York, demonstrating a piece of his archives following the theme of the Goddess, and then in the exhibition Play the Light at the French Museum of Fashion and Textile, where he shows his French Vogue images.

His pictures are published in several books, including Les Années 90 by Anne Bony, Fashion Images de Mode n°3 and Paradise by Steidl Publications, Mode du Siècle by François Baudot, Make-Up Games, a retrospective of make-up artist Topolino, and Play the Light, work published for the occasion of the identically named exhibition at the French Museum of Fashion and Textile in 2001.

Eric Traoré’s advertising clients include Hermès (Fashion and Perfume campaigns), Yohji Yamamoto (Perfume), Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Lancôme, Rolex, Bergdorf, Goodman, L’Oréal, Kérastase, Clarins, Guerlain, Ferragamo (Parfum), Azzaro (Parfum), Dior, Anteprima, Piaget, Le Printemps, Swarovski...

In 2006 he started directing films for clients such as Ferregamo, Dior and Azzaro.

Agents Quadriga
Photography Courtesy Eric Traoré Acknowledgment Eric Traoré

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