Christophe Jacrot - Pictures, Art, Photography

Christophe Jacrot

  The Lift by Christophe Jacrot
The Lift
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  The Handkerchief by Christophe Jacrot
The Handkerchief
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  Ruby by Christophe Jacrot
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  The Giants by Christophe Jacrot
The Giants
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  Night Lights by Christophe Jacrot
Night Lights
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  The Old Red House by Christophe Jacrot
The Old Red House
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  Man on broadway by Christophe Jacrot
Man on broadway
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  Man in times square by Christophe Jacrot
Man in times square
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  The Yellow House by Christophe Jacrot
The Yellow House
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  West 50th by Christophe Jacrot
West 50th
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  Iceberg I by Christophe Jacrot
Iceberg I
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  Taxi Stand by Christophe Jacrot
Taxi Stand
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  Riventosa by Christophe Jacrot
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  Chicago by Christophe Jacrot
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  The red umbrella  by Christophe Jacrot
The red umbrella
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  Nuit blanche by Christophe Jacrot
Nuit blanche
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  ARTIST BOOK - The Sound of Rain by Christophe Jacrot
ARTIST BOOK - The Sound of Rain
Artist's book
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  Man on Broadway by Christophe Jacrot
Man on Broadway
CA$ 359
  Times Square Snow Show by Christophe Jacrot
Times Square Snow Show
CA$ 359
  Market in the Rain by Christophe Jacrot
Market in the Rain
CA$ 359
  Red Berry by Christophe Jacrot
Red Berry
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  Paris Pluie by Christophe Jacrot
Paris Pluie
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Background Information about Christophe Jacrot




Christophe Jacrot puts the fleeting, hidden moments from everyday life in a poetic and romantic light. The stormier the weather in Paris, New York, or Venice, the more ambient the Frenchman’s photographs. Jacrot reveals a new universe so fascinating that no one will want to run for cover at the first hint of rain.


Freshly fallen snow arouses romantic feelings. Christophe Jacrot takes advantage of this phenomenon. In his work, he shows how “bad” and stormy climates affect life in the big city. The hectic pace slows down. The people seem isolated, pulled out of their daily rhythms.

The soft, white layer gives the streets a particular atmosphere. The cold is palpable, as are the people’s longings for security, warmth and closeness. Christophe Jacrot’s pieces show emotional moments – instants that, as fleeting as they may be, will remain in our memories.


According to Christophe Jacrot, there are two ways to capture the world in pictures: “On one hand, a photographer can focus on the horrors of the world, or he can take the fear out of it.” The artist, born in France in 1960, says he decided for the latter.

Christophe Jacrot has worked as a freelance photographer since 2006. He discovered a soft spot for rain and snow while he was working on a book in Paris. His assignment was to take sunny pictures, but the weather did not cooperate. The wet streets and reflecting lights excited Jacrot. And they still do. He finds his subjects in big cities; Hong Kong is one of his favourite locations simply due to its long rainy season.


Whenever a bad weather front builds up near a large city, Christophe Jacrot cannot be far away. The French photographer purposely seeks out rain and snow to capture atmospheric moments. The adverse weather conditions create special lighting conditions for the images. The streets empty out, and Jacrot finds the intense situations that develop into the particular power of his work. Even though he consciously takes them in colour, Jacrot’s images look like they could be stills from film noir movies.

I am fascinated by the romantic dimension and emotionality of the rain as well as the untapped universe it still seems to hide.
Christophe Jacrot


1960Born in France
Lives and works in Paris, France


Solo Exhibitions

2018Bellow Zero, Galerie de l'Europe, Paris, France
2017SNJÓR, Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France
2014Blizzard, Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France
New York in black, Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France
2013Under the rain, Artistry, Singapore
Black an white, NYB+neige, Young Gallery, Brüssel, Belgium
in the mood for rain, Kunstlicht Gallery, Shanghai, China
2012Neige, Galerie de L’Europe, Paris, France
2011The Sound of Rain, Galerie Soda, Istanbul, Turkey
Axelle fine art, New York, USA
2010Contrasting China, Artemiss Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France
Galerie du Chapitre, Nimes, Paris, France
2009Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France
2008Le Lucernaire, Paris, France
Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France
Little Big Galerie, Paris, France
2007Le Lucernaire, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2019Fotofever Paris 2019, R/G Gallery, Paris, France
2017Fotofever Paris 2017, Artistics gallery, Paris, France
YIA artfair, Paris, France
2015Scope Art Show, Basel, Switzerland
Afordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, China
2014Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Collective / Heist photography, London, UK
Afordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, China
2013Afordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2012Afordable Art Fair, Singapore
2011Grand Opening, Artemiss Contemporary & Yellow Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan