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Jerome De Perlinghi
          2023.04.27 ~ 05.07


210 Moss Street, Wilson, NC 27893, USA



Date of Birth

March 4, 1961 - Brussels, Belgium







French: Native language

Dutch: Excellent

English: Excellent



Ecole de Photo Agnès Varda


Professional Experience


  • Started working as a freelance photographer in 1989 for the French daily Libération in Paris, followed by assignments for The Washington Post, Télérama, La Recherche, Elle, The New York Times, Chicago Magazine, Le Monde, The Philadelphia Inquirer and other recognized international newspapers and magazines.

  • Joined the French branch of the Outline/Corbis photo agency in Paris in the fall of 2002, now Getty Image.

  • Taught photojournalism for many years at Loyola University Chicago, for the School of Communication, and ran photographic workshops and classes around street photography and portraiture for the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago.

  • Currently teaching and running both portrait and street photography workshops in different countries, most recently in Pingyao, China, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Taipei, Taiwan.  

  • Founder, artistic director and principal organizer of the “International Photography Festival Eyes on Main Street” and “The American Center for Photographers”  in Wilson, NC, USA.

The 9th edition will launch on June 2, 2023.


Published books

  • “Liebe Zu Kaufen”, Stemmle Edition, Switzerland 1987

  • “DeSingel”, ed. DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium 1990

  • “Album 5”, ed. Octobre en Normandie, Rouen, France 1991

  • “Cinéphiles/Cinefielen”, ed. Film Museum, Brussels, Belgium 1993 

  • “Working It Out”; Documentaire Foto-opdrachten Vlaanderen, ed. Vrienden van de Provinciale Musea Antwerpen, Belgium 1996

  • “Kaaitheater 1977-1997”, ed. Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium 1997

  • “Shanghai”, the Pearl of the East, 1985-2000, ed. Catleya, Paris, France 2000

  • “Memphis” A Crossroads of Music, ed. Le Chêne, Paris, France 2005

  • “Shanghai, Nevernight City (1985-2020)”, ed. Husson Editeur, Brussels, Belgium 2020

  • “Chicago, A Tale of Two Cities” (2011-2018), ed. Wide Angle Press, Wilson, NC, USA 2021

  • “Wilson in Squares” (2015-2021), ed. Wide Angle Press, Wilson, NC

  • “Sixty Seconds” (1992-2011), Portraits, ed. Wide Angle Press, NC


Photographs in collections

  • FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels, Belgium

  • Ministère de la Communauté Française, Brussels, Belgium

  • Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

  • Prentenkabinet, Leiden, The Netherlands

  • Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

  • National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • Royal Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom

  • The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

  • Schweizerische Stiftung Fur Die Photographie, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

  • Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, USA

  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, USA







  • 1983 Gallery “Ex”, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1984 “Regards Noirs”, Gallery Totem, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1987 “Le Musée du Cinéma”, Gallery Contretype, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1988 “Shanghai”, Gallery Portfolio, London, UK

  • 1989 “Shanghai”, Gallery Tartessos, Barcelona, Spain

  • 1989 “Shanghai”, Gallery Canon Image Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1990 “Shanghai”, Gallery Kijkhuis, Den Haag, The Netherlands

  • 1993 “Central Asia”, DeSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium

  • 1994 “Central Asia”, Oud Sint Jan, Brugge, Belgium

  • 1996 “Working It Out”, FOMU, Antwerpen, Belgium

  • 1998 “Kaaitheater 1977-1997”, Luna Theater, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1998 “Brussels”, KVS Theater, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1999 “Blues For Company”, Gallery Périscope, Liège, Belgium

  • 2005 “Portraits of Stars”, Montreal Film Festival, Montreal, Canada

  • 2006 “Portraits d’artistes”, Cultural Center Evere, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2007 “Portraits d’artistes”, Transphotographiques, Lille, France

  • 2007 “Portraits of Stars”, Montreal Film Festival, Montreal, Canada

  • 2008 “Movie Stars”, Fireking Café, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2008 “Jerome De Perlinghi: Cinémathèque”, Galerie du Bon Marché, Paris, France

  • 2009 “Portraits of Musicians and Conductors”, Museum Gebouw aan t’IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2012 “Portraits of Stars”, Wilson Arts Center”, Wilson, NC, USA

  • 2013 “The Rust Belt Cities Project” and “The Djembe Factory”, Imperial Center, Rocky Mount, NC, USA

  • 2013 “Symphony of Portraits”, Barton College, Wilson, NC, USA

  • 2014 “The Wilson Project”, Wilson Arts Center, Wilson, NC, USA

  • 2014 “The Rust Belt Cities”, Loyola College, School of Journalism, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2016 “Symphony of Portraits”, Taipei Art Photo Show, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2017 “Chicago, A Tale of Two Cities” in the Jing Lü Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2018 “Symphony of Portraits”, Dunn Gallery, Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC, USA

  • 2020 “Shanghai Nevernight City, 1985-2020”, EOMS Photo Gallery, Wilson, NC, USA

  • 2021 “Chicago, A Tale of Two Cities”, Les Focales Bretagne Sud, Etel, France

  • 2022 “Wilson in Squares”, 2015-2021, EOMS Photo Gallery, Wilson, NC, USA

  • 2022 “Symphony of Portraits”, Jeonju Art Gallery, Jeonju, South Korea

  • 2023 “Jerome ‘s Friends”, Jeonju Art Gallery, Jeonju, South Korea

  • 2023 “Wilson”, Les Focales Bretagne Sud, Etel, France

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