Photographic exhibition in Paris

December 11, 2008

Today started the exhibition Le Maître et Marguerite, Création Photogra-phique based on the novel of Mikhail Bulgakov with, seen through the lens of of Jean-Daniel Lorieux, the actress Isabel Adjani in the role of Margarita.

This free exhibition was initiated by Evgeny Yakovlev, a Russian business man who was so marked by the reading of the novel that he liked to introduce it to a much broader public. With the help of the photographer Jean-Daniel Lorieux he realized this project after having chosen Isabel Adjani to impersonate Margarita. The shooting took place during two weeks in May, 2008 in Moscow and its vicinity with the collaboration of a hundred of actors, extras, technicians... And the result is spectacular. The photos show us the face of Isabel Adjani such as it was registered by the photographer, without any correction, as requested by the actress. About this work she said: "This is like cinema with freeze-frame for me ".

The exhibition catalogue as well as a special number of Beaux Arts Magazine  (in French or English version) is available at the price of respectively 20 euros and 3 euros.

A series of 20 photographs in a very restricted edition will be offered very shortly (price not yet fixed).

Principal contributors

Production and initaiator : Evgeny Yakovlev
Photographer : Jean-Daniel Lorieux
Coordinator of the projet : Natalya Kolotova
Executive Producer : Ekaterina Barer
Artistic director : Alyona Issaeva
Costumes : Irina Mironova and Marina Bussyguyna
Make-up and hairstyle : Andrey Drykine


Margarita : Isabelle Adjani
The Master : Vladimir Kochevoy
Koroviev : Anton Kutsenko
Pontius Pilate : Victor Kossenko
Yeshua : Fyodor Fomintsev
Berlioz : Alexander Basoev
Bezdomny : Nikolay Rytyenko
Azazello : Danila Polyakov
Behemoth : Fyodor Gorbunov

From December 11, 2008 to January 3, 2009
except on December 25 and January 1
Every day from 11 am to 7 pm
Galerie Ariane Dandois, 92, rue du Faubourg
Saint-Honoré - Paris 8ème