Meaning – Through the Eyes of Americans

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    Meaning – Through the Eyes of Americans

    • 17 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017
    • LeStudio, 38-40 rue de la Victoire, 75009 Paris

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    A project launched last Spring by Yorick de Guichen and Hervé Saint-Hélier during the Patrouille de France’s US tour to honor America’s involvement in World War I. It consists of a collection of original images of the Patrouille de France flying alongside the US Thunderbirds and the US Blue Angels to celebrate the centenary of the French-US collaboration.
    For 5 weeks, Yorick and Hervé drove across 12 cities in America following the Patrouille de France. They collected lights, atmospheres, images and testimonials which reflect the resonance, emotion and strong connection of such an event on America’s mind and soul. This exhibition is like a photography documentary which serves a duty of memory. Written as a « carnet de voyage », it portrays the deep fellowship between America and France, highlighting the values of Fraternity, Excellence and Leadership, which emerge in this message of peace, while the Patrouille de France paints the US sky with the colors of freedom.
    Some photos have been exhibited in the US Pavilion at the Salon du Bourget (Paris Air Show) last June. Most pictures, however, have been unreleased so far.
    The project has received publicity from the French press as well as the French President, Emmanuel Macron, personal congratulations last July.
    The next stop for this exhibition will be the Aero-Club de France, the world’s first air and aviation institution, ahead of an extensive tour of the US next year.
    A road book is also in the making.

    Organizer: Stéphanie Failloux - Harvard College Alumna 1994. Former investment banker reconverted into social business, film, design and art. Manager of LeStudio Gallery (

    Hervé Saint Hélier ( begins his career as a photojournalist, distributed by news agencies SYGMA and SIPA Press. Hervé enriched his practice with fine art silver photography through travels around the world. He is particularly known for his coverage of the French Navy cruise, La Jeanne d’Arc, crossing the Atlantic, as well as the Concorde and “Voyages Urbains” Series. His work joined numerous private collections such as the Société Générale Collection and the Fondation Carmignac. It is regularly exhibited in art fairs around the world, starting with Paris Photo this November. Hervé is represented throughout Europe, Asia and in the US by the Marlborough Graphics Gallery.
    Yorick de Guichen is the author of the book “Les secrets d’un Leader” (Robert Laffont) featuring Cédric Tranchon, the Patrouille de France 2011 leader. He also manages a marketing and communication agency MIG28. Yorick is a member of the Society of the Cincinnati founded by George Washington in 1783. He is the descendent of Admiral Luc Urbain de Guichen, Lieutenant Général des Armées Navales in the Royal French Navy (La Royale) who fought for the Independence War of America and who subsequently received the Order of the Holy Spirit (highest dignity in French monarchy) as well as was elected member of the American Philosophical Society in 1785 under Benjamin Franklin.

    DATE: 17/11/2017
    TIME: 19:00
    PLACE: LeStudio ( - LeStudio is a place of convergence where dance, music and arts mingle around a beautiful bar area. LeStudio Gallery is it gallery space.s