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Photo Pascal Stritt

Born in France, J.S. Cartier emigrated to the USA in the Fifties. After serving in the US Army, he studied painting at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford on the GI Bill, then returned to New York to pursue a painting career until about 1970, when photography became his primary medium. From 1971 to 1977, he curated shows of many young French photographers for the French Cultural Services in New York . Cartier has since carried out several projects: "Natural Landscapes of New York City" (1980-84); "New York - Visual Chaos" (1984-90). During the same period, he undertook a photographic survey of the traces of the First World War still remaining in France and Belgium, which several grants enabled him to carry out full-time from 1990 to 1993. In 1997, he began a new photography project, supported in part by the French Ministry of Culture, on the Laroche-Migennes railyards. In 1998-99, he photographed the old city of Auxerre and sought in Brussels, Belgium (1999) to integrate examples of Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture with their modern surroundings. In 2001 Cartier photographed the interface between the countryside and the city of Auxerre, France. In 2005, he undertook a project on the traces of World War II in Russia. In 2010, after a hiatus devoted to writing and cataloguing his prints, he resumed a photography project on the town of Brienon, near his home.

Cartier usually works in the 4"X5" format but has used the 35mm camera for selected projects.

EXHIBITIONS : (Partial Listing)
(* One-person shows)
Midtown Y Gallery New York, NY, USA 1976
ICP (student gallery) New York, NY, USA 1976
PhotUnivers (US & USSR Show) Bièvres, France 1976
Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery New York, NY, USA 1977
Foto, Ltd.*  New York, NY, USA 1978
Olivier Messiaen Festival *  Parowan, UT, USA 1978
Whitney Museum of American Art  New York, NY, USA 1978
Port Washington Mediacenter *  Pt Washington, NY,USA 1978
Lockport Museum  Lockport, NY, USA 1978
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  New York, NY, USA 1978
Daniel Wolf Gallery  New York,  NY, USA 1981
Midtown Y Gallery New York, NY, USA 1981
Pittsburgh Fimmakers Gallery * Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1982
Palais des Beaux-Arts Charleroi, Belgium 1982
The Arsenal Gallery *  New York, NY, USA 1982
The Photography Place *  Philadelphia, PA, USA 1983
Witkin Gallery  New York, NY, USA 1984
The Urban Center *  New York, NY, USA 1984
Berner Photogalerie  Bern, Switzerland 1984
Limited Art Editions Gallery *  New York, NY, USA 1984
Focus Gallery  San Francisco, CA, USA 1985
The Urban Center  New York, NY, USA  1985
The Arsenal Gallery  New York, NY, USA 1985
Bronx Museum of the Arts  New York, NY, USA  1988
Palais du Tau (Mai de la Photo) Reims, France 1989
Espace AGF Reims, France 1990
Galerie le Réverbère 2 Lyon, France 1991
Historial de la Grande Guerre Péronne, France 1993
Centre Saint-Exupéry Reims, France 1993
Imperial War Museum
London, UK 1993
Musée de l'Ardenne Charleville, France 1994
Musée Rimbaud * Charleville, France 1994
Galerie Opera *  Ostrava, Czech R 1995
Musée Saint-Germain * Auxerre, France 1996
Médiathèque * Epernay, France 1995
Espace Camille Claudel * Saint Dizier, France 1995
Mois de la Photo Auxerre, France 1996
Centre culturel  Villefranche sur Saône, France 1996
Galerie Abélard Sens, France 1996
Musée Saint-Germain * Auxerre, France 2000
Maison des Photographes Paris, France 2000
The Gallery of Photography Dublin, Ireland 2000
The Ulster Museum Belfast, N. Ireland 2000
Espace Van Gogh Arles, France 2000
Musée Saint-Germain *  Auxerre, France 2001
Centre de la Photographie Lectoure, France 2001
Museo de Arte Moderno Tertulia  Cali, Colombia 2001
Urbi & Orbi Biennal 0  Sedan, France 2001
Urbi & Orbi Biennal I  Sedan, France 2002
Galerie Philippe Gelot Paris 2002
Museum Raversijde
Ostend, Belgium 2004
Transphotographiques Lille, France 2011
COLLECTIONS (partial listing)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Brooklyn Museum, New York City; Museum of the City of New York, New York City; Museum of Modern Art Lending Library, New York City; New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; The Free Library, Philadelphia; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Musée français de la Photographie, Bièvres, France; Musée Saint-Germain, Auxerre, France; Centre culturel, Villefranche, France; City Library, Talant, France; BDIC/Musée d’Histoire contemporaine, Paris; private collections.

"Kertész"; "Demachy"; "The Viva Group"; "Younger French Photographers" (New York 1971-77); "American Photographers and the European Landscape" (David Avison, Paul Caponigro, Lynn Geesaman, Marilyn Bridges, Brian Rose, Stephen Shore), Museum of Fine Arts, Reims, France, 1994.


New York State Council on the Arts, 1977-78; International Center of Photography, NY, 1977; Committee for the Visual Arts, NY, 1982; Ansel Adams Workshop, 1983; Robert Rauschenberg Change Grant, 1984; Lee Krasner-Jackson Pollock Foundation Grant, 1986; Leverhulme Trust Grant 1991; several U.S., French and Canadian public and private grants 1991-1999.
Senior Research Fellow, King's College, London U., 1992-93


New York Times; American Photographer; Art in America; Zoom; PhotoRevue; London Times; The European; L'Express; Le Monde; LIFE; American Heritage; ArtPress; Photographies Magazine; Contretype; Nouveau Quotidien; Libération, The Irish Times, etc.

Books: "TRACES OF THE GREAT WAR" (hb & sb bilingual editions) 
Marval, Paris (1994). French Academy award (1995).

A photo-novel with French text by Pierrette Fleutiaux.


Nikon House, New York, 1980; New York University, 1990; Historial de Péronne, France, 1995; 30X40 Club, Paris, 1995; Carcassonne/Toulouse University, France, 1996; Landscape Project, Auxerre, France, 1999; "Archaelogy & Armed Conflicts" Symposium, Caen Memorial, France, 2009.


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