It is as freelance that Bernard BAKALIAN discovers the world of the press and photojournalism. Very quickly he takes the paths of motorsports and discovers the Formula 1. Reporter-photographer at the agency GAMMA, he covers the F1 Grand Prix and becomes the photographer of the future quadruple champion of the French world, Alain PROST. Bernard BAKALIAN will also follow the World Rally Championship as well as Rally Raids and several Paris-Dakar. Over the years, he signed, participated and published several books on Formula 1 and rallies, at Hachette, Carrère-Lafon, Calmann-Levy, Michel Lafon, Solar. In parallel with his traditional photography activity, he tamed a new art and realized his first artistic effects. From photography to art, there is only one step, Bernard BAKALIAN creates eight original lithographs on Vélin d'Arches paper and the first AUBUSSON tapestries, hand-woven from photographs with speed effects. He participates in several international exhibitions. Photo appointments with personalities and politicians. Special and personalized orders. Motorsports (Formula 1 - Formula E - FIA GT - LMS - 24 Hours of Le Mans - Andros Trophy). Tennis (Roland Garros). Olympic Games. Drawing. Tourism. To date (November 2018) Bernard BAKALIAN has covered 215 F1 Grand Prix. October 2018: Release of a book by Solar Editions, with its co-author Henri Charpentier, "GRAND PRIX" From the birth of the French car race to the return of the Paul Ricard circuit. Press photos are disseminated with www.divergence-images.com, on more than 300 French titles, as well as on Germany and some American magazines.
Magny-Cours - Press Room - F1 French Grand Prix: June 30th, 1st & 2nd July 2000 PICAUD Gallery - Aubusson - Creuse: 5th July to 10th October 2000 SPE-BARTHELEMY Showroom - 75015 Paris: 16th October to 30th December 2000 Mas of Clos - Ferrari Club "Cavallino Rosso" - Creuse: November 18, 2000 Trophies of Automobile Magazine - Paris: November 23, 2000 Telethon 2000 - The Tower of Pin - Isère: December 8 and 9, 2000 FERRARI - 21, avenue Kléber - 75016 Paris: 9th January to 28th February 2001 PICAUD Gallery - Aubusson - Creuse: 3rd April to 31st May 2001 RETROMOBILE Exhibition - Porte de Versailles - Paris: 8th to 17th February 2002 Salon STYL'AUTO - Grand Palais - Lille - Nord: 30 May to June 2, 2002 PICAUD Gallery - Aubusson - Creuse: July 23 to September 12, 2002 FERRARI - 21, avenue Kléber - 75016 Paris: September 20 to October 30, 2002 FERRARI - Galleria Ferrari in Maranello Museum - Italy: November 15, 2002 to August 31, 2003 3rd FERRARI Festival - MASERATI - Magny-Cours - Nièvre: 20th and 21st September 2003 Hotel "Le Castellet" - Var: August - September - October 2007 Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche Golf Course - PRO-AM - The 1818 Company - CE: June 2008 Show Room "At my only desire" - Saint Tropez: July - August - September 2009 Embassy of Tourism - Saint Tropez: 22 to 28 September 2009 Art Metz 2012 - Fair of contemporary art: 23 to 26 March 2012 Salon RETROMOBILE - Porte de Versailles - Paris: 2014 RETROMOBILE Exhibition - Porte de Versailles - Paris: 2015 RETROMOBILE Exhibition - Porte de Versailles - Paris: 2016 Thionville - Center viille - Town Hall: 2016