Richard Melloul

Richard Melloul

The photographer of celebrities, notably Gérard Depardieu, lives in Paris. In 1964, Richard Melloul was laboratory assistant at the agency Dalmas and entered at the lab of the agency Gamma Presse Images, founded amongst others by Raymond Depardon and Jean Lattès in May 1968.

In May 1973, the agency Gamma split and the photographers took their archives with them and founded a new agency : Sygma ! Born was the golden age of photojournalism. Between 1974 and 2002, Richard Melloul was part of the staff at Sygma.

Since then, the photographer creates his own society and became and independent photographer.

He specialised in portraits of personalities and won the confidence of big stars like Marcello Mastroianni, Gérard Depardieu, Mikhail Barychnikov, Mohamed Ali, Vanessa Paradis, Charlotte Rampling, Michel Sardou or Mireille Darc.

His work is regularly shown in different international contexts.


Exhibition : Momentum Gallery, Knokke.


- 2012 : Sardou, En chantant, Flammarion

- 2011 : Sardou, Les images de ma vie, Flammarion
- 2009 : Depardieu, Grandeur Nature, Flammarion
-1992 : Baryshnikov, Dance Projet, Baryshnikov Production



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