Selected by the “2nd Festival Photo in Saint Germain des Près”

Gallery 54, Paris

from the 5th of november to the 8th of december 2012

44 photos exhibited

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Gallery “de l’Europe”, 55 rue de Seine 75006 Paris

from 6th décember to 3rd January 2011

with sculptor Marie Virginie Dru


Viva o’Brasil

30 photographs  Xavier Roy shot during his stays in Brazil.

Exhibited from september 2008 to June 2009 in FNAC Galleries all over the brazien country within the “Year of France in Brazil”.

02/09/2008 – 29/09/2008 São Paulo – Morumbi
06/10/2008 – 03/11/2008 Curitiba
10/11/2008 – 08/12/2008 Brasilia
15/12/2008 – 12/01/2009 Campinas
19/01/2009 – 19/02/2009 São Paulo – Paulista (Opening the 29th of january in présence of the artiste)
16/02/2009 – 23/04/2009 Porto Alegre
30/03/2009 – 27/04/2009 São Paulo – Pinheiros
04/05/2009 – 08/06/2009 Rio de Janeiro

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From Brazil to Madagascar, Xavier Roy has captured precious moments of life. Through the eyes and attitudes of the people he photographed, we can appreciate his feeling for those who cross his path.

« Xavier Roy loves people, talks to them, meets them, smiles to them and then eventually takes their portraits… » said about him  the photographer Bernard Plossu.

When he met Marie Virginie Dru, who sculpts women and children from Africa and elsewhere, the desire to pool their talent  was obvious. Marie Virginie, once herself a photographer before discovering sculpture, was seduced by Xaviers’s photos with the strong impression of having already met some of his subjects and recognize them….

When Xavier asks her to give a third dimension of his photos the substitution begins…

This exhibition is like a diversion, a link between their two eyes that focus on faces and silhouettes. A common desire to show the people represented on the photos and the sculptures are being presented simultaneously.

Photographs Xavier Roy
Sculptures Marie-Virginie Dru

16 to 29th of july 2008
Ambassade du Tourisme
Place de la Garonne
Saint Tropez