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Unless you're a diehard photography buff, you probably don't know the name Henri Dauman. But you almost certainly have seen his pictures. A leading photojournalist whose work has been seen by millions of readers of Life magazine and many other publications, Dauman took celebrated pictures of a who's who of pivotal figures of the 20th century, including John and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Brigitte Bardot, Elvis Presley and countess others. But his work wasn't always celebrity-driven, as demonstrated by his documenting of such events as the self-immolation of Buddhist priests in Vietnam and the Castro revolution. The celebrated photographer's life and career is the subject of Peter Kenneth Jones' fascinating documentary Henri Dauman: Looking Up, which recently received its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

– Hollywood ReporterFirst film review of Henri Dauman: Looking Up

"Henri Dauman is the most famous photographer you may never have heard of, at least not by name. In his 40-year career capturing cinematic, intimate images of celebrities, artists, world leaders, ordinary citizens and significant historical events, his images were widely published in outlets like Life Magazine, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Paris Match, Newsweek, Smithsonian and Town & Country. A feature documentary on his career and equally compelling life story is wrapping up production now. Yet his current exhibition at KP Projects/Merry Karnowsky Gallery is somehow his first solo exhibition in the United States."

LA Weekly

"It's not often that you see photos of Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley, John and Jackie Kennedy, and the Castro Revolution in Cuba all in the same place, let alone shot by the same person. In his first US solo show, the prolific 20th century photographer Henri Dauman is presenting a selection of his photographs in a show titled Looking Up, at KP Projects' South La Brea Ave space in Los Angeles. This small slice of his photographs from the last 40+ years includes some of the most iconic characters in American history, and contains images collectively recognized for Dauman's unique eye for documentation."

Hollywood Reporter