Jean-Pierre Negrepont

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Jean-Pierre Negrepont (or simple Negrepont) is a French photographer of boys. Along with Gérard Marot, Jacques Duval and others he was among the French photographers that published several books on boys during the 1980s. Even though little, if anything, is known about him, his work reveals that he was the most talented of all. His work was exclusively self-published and includes Les enfants de papier (1980, republished 1984), Mercredi aprés-midi (1983) and Devoirs de vacances (1986).

Negrepont's best photographs are perhaps those taken in the streets, featuring interesting high tension frames or poetic arrangements of subjects reminiscent of Josef Koudelka. His Will McBride type indoor nudes are a close runner-up, but his outdoor nudes are often clichéd or tacky. His predominantly black and white work is complemented by some interesting highly saturated color prints.


  • Les enfants de papier (Pessac: Negrepont, 1980, republished 1984)
  • Mercredi aprés-midi (Pessac: Negrepont, 1983)
  • Devoirs de vacances (Pessac: Negrepont, 1986)

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An example [1] from Devoirs de vacances.