Dear Shaded Viewers,

I had the pleasure of meeting Fiammetta Horvat at the press opening of her father’s solo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume. Accompanied by my friend Marco de Rivera, we were invited to visit the studio and explore the archives. Since then, we have become friends, and I’ve come to understand that the Frank Horvat Studio needs support to maintain its operations. Here’s how you can help:

By joining the Friends of the Frank Horvat Studio, you contribute to the conservation of the photographic collection and the promotion of his work.

You participate in the preservation of his historic studio and the maintenance of its public opening.

You encourage the commitment of the Frank Horvat Studio to contemporary creation.

As a Friend:

  • An invitation to the opening of the annual exhibition “Dialogue for Paris Photo/Photo Days” at the Studio
  • An invitation to the Studio’s summer evening event
  • An invitation to Frank Horvat’s exhibitions
  • Guided tours at our partner museums, galleries, and artist workshops

350 euros, which is 119 euros after tax deductions.

As a Benefactor:

  • All the benefits of being a Friend
  • A private visit for you and 10 guests of your choice: visit of the archives and personal collection, guided by Fiammetta Horvat, followed by a cocktail reception
  • Exclusive meetings with major figures in photography and fashion during bi-annual roundtables
  • A copy of the DIALOGUE collection co-published by Studio Frank Horvat and Process

950 euros, which is 323 euros after tax deductions.

Studio Frank Horvat is a place in Boulogne Billancourt dedicated to photography.

In 1975, photographer Frank Horvat bought an old hangar. Still in his prime years of commissions for fashion photography, he set up his photo studio there.

In 1983, he designed and built his ideal studio: north-facing bay windows, a large black space to absorb the light, everything was modular.

The Studio became his playground for his author projects to which he devoted the last 40 years of his life after leaving commissioned photography.

Theater, writing, meetings, exchanges… his Studio becomes an extension of his person. In 1990, Frank Horvat began to reflect on his archives and organize the places to best preserve his 50-year career.

He set up exhibition spaces to accommodate his collection of prints from photographer friends. This exhibition would become a true manifesto for his definition of photography, and would continue to be enriched throughout his life by his encounters.

He will live among his work until the end of his days in October 2020.

In 2020, after his death, his daughter Fiammetta Horvat, accompanied by Mathilde Oudin, Frank Horvat’s last assistant, decided to manage the archives, to promote Frank Horvat’s work and to keep the premises to maintain the entirety of the work in its original form.


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.