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01.26.2012

The Forum d’Avignon interviewed 25 international artists on the theme of intellectual property - Jean-Marie Perier

The Forum d’Avignon interviewed 25 international artists on the theme of intellectual property. Discover every day their answers…

Jean-Marie PERIER, photographer

To which extend have technology change the way you create? 


Any innovation seems essential. It must be learned, even if we do not use it.  I got the desire to work from cameras and computers. It is curious to notice that it is the technicians and industrialists that invent the artists and not the opposite. In 1962, when Nikon brought out the reflex camera, he invented thousands of artists thanks to his machine. As for Steve Jobs, I do not even talk about it... 

How do you perceive the subsequent use of your works? 


All artists are inspired by their predecessors and to inspire in turn is a privilege. All what we create is "on loan". 

In 10 years to who would you entrust the management of your rights?

To Photo 12, my current agency that will manage the dissemination, moral rights and income for my children much better than I ever could. Besides, if I live today, it is thanks to their work.