Birth of Guy Louis Banarès on december 2, at 7 rue Popincourt à Paris.




First exhibition of drawings and paintings at Galerie, Rue de Bourgogne, Paris

Exhibition of photographs at Galerie 29, catalogue introduction by Man Ray, Paris

Exhibition of drawings at Galerie des Amis des Arts, Paris

Exhibition of paintings at Galerie Charpentier, Paris

Exhibition of paintings and drawings at the Peter Deitsch Gallery, New York, NY

Salon International du Portrait Photographie

"The Retrospective", Victoria and Albert Museum, London;


National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne

Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (Foam), Amsterdam


Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany,

 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China



Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo,

Daimaru Umeda Museum, Osaka, Japan, 


KunstHausWien, Vienna, Austria,

FotoMuseum, Antwerp, Belgium,



Moscow House of Photography, Moscow,

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), São Paulo, Brazil, 



Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto Alegre, Brazil 


"A Message For You", Phillips, New York, NY, 2006

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
HSBC Foundation, Paris, 2006
Hollywood Centre, Hong Kong, 2007

Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2007
Gallery Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy, 2009
Photography Festival, Cannes, France, 2009; Canal Isabel II, Madrid,


Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy, 2014.



Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, 

1954 C.S. Association UK touring exhibitions


1969 "L'insolite et la mode" at Galerie Delpire, Paris




1977 Touring exhibition called "The History of Fashion Photography"


1978 photokina 1978, Cologne, Germany






1981 Exhibition, Rencontres de la photographie, Arles,





1986 photokina 1986, Cologne, Germany



1988 Triennale International de la Photographie, Paris

2008 Rencontres d'Arles

2008 Nature Morte, Vogue Paris

2009 Pump House Gallery, London Shake it/History of Polaroids

2009 Musee de l’Elysee, “Controverses, photographies à histoires“, Paris

2009 7th Festival Cannes, Guy Bourdin, Photo Moda

2011 Annenberg Foundation, Los Angeles Beauty Culture

2011 Museum Bourdelle/Paris, “Madame Gres Sculptor“

2011 Rencontres d'Arles Manequin – Le corps de la mode

2012 Vogue China, Beijing Fashion History - 120 Years

2012 All Words Destroy; Part Three: Guy Bourdin, curated by Bjarne Melgaard

2013 La Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris ”Mannequin Le corps de la mode”

2013 Tate Liverpool, Glam! The Performance of Style

2013 Villa Noailles

2014 Musée Galliera, “Papier Glacé”, Paris

2015 Rencontres d'Arles, France

2016 National Portrait Gallery, “100 Years of Condé Nast“

2016 Hayward Gallery, ”In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy”, travelling exhibition curated by Elizabeth Price
2017-2019 The Polaroid Project, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth TX June 3-September 3 2017, WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna November 17 2017-February 25 2018, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg March 16-June 17 2018, C/O Berlin, Berlin July 7-September 23 2018, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore November 1 2018-February 17 2019, Musée McCord, Montreal June 14-September 15 2019, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts Late 2019, early 2020

2016 Tate, Collection display "Texture and Photography" (27 works acquired in 2014)

2018 Tate “Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art”

2018 Getty Museum “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011”



Guy Bourdin. HNA, 2003. ISBN 978-0810966055

Exhibit A: Guy Bourdin. London: Jonathan Cape, 2003. ISBN 978-0224062046

Guy Bourdin. London: Phaidon, 2006. ISBN 978-0714843032

A Message For You. Göttingen: Steidl Dangin, 2006. ISBN 3-86521-197-6

Guy Bourdin (Stern Fotographie Portfolio). Hamburg: Stern, 2010. ISBN 978-3652000024. Bil. Ed.

Guy Bourdin: Polaroids. Xavier Barral, 2010. ISBN 978-2915173567

Guy Bourdin: In Between. Göttingen: Steidl, 2010. ISBN 978-3869300337

A Message For You. Göttingen: Steidl Dangin, 2013. ISBN 978-3869305516

Guy Bourdin: The Portraits. Studio des Acacias: Mazarine. 2016. ISBN 979-1097151003

Untouched. Steidl, 2017. ISBN 978-3869309347

A Message For You. Steidl, 2017. ISBN 978-3-86930-551-6

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker. Assouline. 2017. ISBN 978-1614286356

© The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2019/Courtesy of Art and Commerce