The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library will feature photographs by Michel Guido, who resides in France. The library exhibit, Tour de France, is his first gallery showing. His photographs will be on view July 10-August 9, and he will give a slideshow July 21 to talk about his work. Receiving his first camera at age 17 sparked Michel’s passion for photography.

“At 17, I had the idea of traveling and capturing the World using a combination of photos and text to illustrate the story, said Michel. “However, the more practical career and more oriented to my studies of mathematics, science and the English language was air traffic controller.” After 30 years in the French Air Force, Michel made an enthusiastic return to photography. “The humanist photographer is a witness that unites the photo with the text. My guides include Eugene Atget, Robert Doisneau, Brassi, Robert Capa, Walter Evans, Dorthea Lange and Willie Ronis. In my way I try to follow their legacy,” he said.

Tour de France Exhibit July 10-August 9
Slideshow by artist July 21
Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery
Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, 707.746.4343