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Robert Putinier

Robert Putinier is a contemporary photographer.  His work covers a wide variety of subjects: fashion, advertising, science, medicine, archaeology and history.... He is the author of a number of reports, books and articles.  He published the very beautiful book ‘Sahara rêve de dunes’.


An admirer of Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson and Riboud, Robert Putinier served his photographer’s apprenticeship with a "meilleur ouvrier de France". His favourite areas of work are fashion, advertising, portraits, industry and reporting....  He has also designed a scientific photographic laboratory for research into medicine, archaeology (he is fascinated with Pre-history) and the History of Art.

Observation is his main source of inspiration.  And, of course, his sensitivity and the excitement of the moment.

He has held a number of exhibitions in different countries worldwide: India, Brazil, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sahara, Cameroon, Benin... 

Robert Putinier is currently preparing exhibitions combined with conferences on travel photography.  A work that will retrace his entire photographic career - black and white, portraits and photographs of celebrities - is due to come out in Autumn 2009.


- Photographs on wood (1976)

- Report on the Lyon drains 

- Report on the 24-column Law Courts in Lyon

- Research into colour: exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte, Paris, at the ‘Salon de la Photographie’ in Paris, and at the ‘Fondation Nationale de la Photographie’ in Lyon.

- "Regards en coulisse" exhibition: photographs of actors in their dressing rooms 

- Humour and Politics: exhibition with texts by well-known journalists 


You may also find some of Robert Putinier’s works in the "Thomas Cook" travel agents, rue de la République (Lyon).

Useful links

Read the article Le mystère de la préhistoire lyonnaise (The mystery of Lyon’s prehistory) dedicated to Robert Putinier in the Tribune de Lyon

Robert Putinier 's products at Nouvelles Images

> Prints and posters

Prints and posters Palm Grove in Southern Tunisia

Nationality(ies) : French
Born on : 15/09/33
Profile : Photographer
Theme(s) covered : Celebrities, Details, Humour, Nostalgia - Retro, Landscapes - Nature, Portraits - Characters

Robert Putinier

Robert Putinier