Yves Jamotte - A passion, a job...10 years on

Friday, 1 March 2013

In tribute to the late photographer Yves Jamotte, who died ten years ago this year, his daughter Émilie has organized a fundraiser to revive fifty of his best shots in an exhibition to be held in Brussels this March.

Passionate about photography, motorsport, and especially bikes from an early age, in 1980 Yves Jamotte landed his first job with Belgian magazine "Moto 80" and began to follow the World Championship. Soon other contracts followed with "Le Soir", the "Dernière Heure" in Belgium, as well as others abroad.

The teams, manufacturers and other members of the Grand Prix were quick to warm to him.

A very ambitious perfectionist, he was always looking for "the image" at over more than 500 Grand Prix that he covered. He knew every nook and cranny of the global circuits and constantly sought to give a new angle to World Championship events. A pioneer in digital imaging and new technologies, it was in 1994 that he transmitted his first digital images from circuits.

From specialized publications to books – his publications are endless. On the eve of his death, he had worked for more than forty magazines on five continents.

Thanks to the initiative of his daughter Émilie, fans of MotoGP™ can rediscover his best photos at the "Space Art 22" by Eric de Ville in Brussels from the 22nd to the 24th March.

For more info, visit the website dedicated to the exhibition.

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