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Biography

1920
Raymond Cauchetier is born in Paris.

1940
Cauchetier enlists into the air force, based in Montpellier in the very south of France.

1951
Cauchetier responds to a call for volunteers to go to Indochina where the war against the Viet Minh was heating up.

1955
Cauchetier's first two publications of photographs taken whilst he is in Indochina are published. Ciel de Guerre en Indochine is published in Lausanne and Saigon is published in Paris.

1959
Cauchetier is hired as the on-set photographer for Jean-Luc Godard's first feature film, bout de souffle.

1967
Cauchetier is invited back to Cambodia by then King Norodom Sihanouk, who enlisted him to create a book documenting the countryside and the capital city Phnom Penh, much as he had done in Vietnam the previous decade.

1968
Cauchetier works on his last New Wave film as a stills photographer, FranTruffaut's Baisers Vol.

2010
He turns 90 and has his first solo exhibition of his photographs at the James Hyman Photography, London.