Amélie actor #AudreyTautou exhibits self portrait series:
In an interview with the New York Times, Tautou details how the fame she found in 2001’s Amélie saw her turn to photography as a release. “I needed to do it,” she said. “Maybe because of what happened to me with this huge celebrity suddenly – it was a way for me to take a bit of distance from the storm.”
Her exhibition at the @rencontresarles festival will be the first public showing of her artwork. It will include a range of self portraits, as well as annotated images of journalists who have interviewed her over the years, who have fashioned her public image. The show plays with ideas of both the subject and artist, celebrity status and the most intimate.