Hervé Guibert

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Santa Caterina 1988 Vintage gelatin silver print 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.
Courtesy of Hervé Guibert Estate, Paris, and Callicoon Fine Arts, NY

Hervé Guibert (1955–1991) was a French writer and photographer. A critic for Le Monde, he was the author of some thirty books, most notably To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, which presents an intimate portrait of Michel Foucault. Guibert became a media figure in the public dialogue around AIDS, challenging perspectives on the disease, sexuality, and self-representation. Guibert also produced an important body of photographs which was exhibited in 2011 as a retrospective by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. Most recently he was the subject of the first issue of Tinted Window (January 2019)