Nov. 8-Dec. 17

The work of French photographer Jean-Pierre Godeaut will be celebrated by New York University’s Maison Francaise this fall with an exhibition, “Spirit of the Place,” which will be on display November 8 through December 17. The gallery is located in La Maison Française, located at 16 Washington Mews; hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information the public may call (212) 998-8750.

Jean-Pierre Godeaut was born in Versailles in 1946, the son of diplomats. He spent his childhood living both in Paris and Cairo.

Early in his photographic career he was the assistant to photographers Franck Horvat and Sacha. Beginning in 1972, he focused his work on architecture and on the “art de vivre.” His photographs have appeared in many international magazines, including House and Garden, World of Interiors, Vogue Décoration, Marie-Claire Maison, and Casa Vogue.

He then began working with the panoramic camera, capturing in his photographs the emotions one experiences standing before the great pyramids in Egypt, or before the Château de Versailles, or before Saint Peter’s in Rome.

In 1991, Godeaut received the distinguished “Brillat-Savarin” award for the best photographic book of the year, Bordeaux.

His photographs are part of the collection of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC).

This exhibition of the work of Jean-Pierre Godeaut is organized in cooperation with Patricia Laligaut Photographs.

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