Writer, Filmaker and Photographer
Marc Petitjean is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer. He has directed several documentaries, including From Hiroshima to Fukushima, on Dr. Shuntaro Hida, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Living Treasure, about Japanese kimono painter Kunihiko Moriguchi; about whom he published LAmi Japonais being one of Marcs more recent publications.
As a writer Marc is a brilliant narrator. His background as a documentary filmmaker brings a cinematic momentum to his stories that keep the reader hooked with his delightful narrative. With The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris, Marc Petitjean has found something new to write about Frida: the romantic affair she had with his father. The Heart covers a brief span of Frida's life a two month visit to Paris in 1939. This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist's work and of the vibrant Surrealist art scene in the 1930s. Weaving together Kahlos biography with his quest to understand his father, Petitjean creates an unconventional and deeply personal biography.