“i need to live”, like this. All written in lower case. It sounds like a whisper, not a cry. Certainly that of Juergen Teller is a beautiful provocation, a challenge of gazes in which the famous German photographer invites us to participate. Teller is well known in the world of fashion and commercial photography. His works for designers such as Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Loewe are an appreciated and imitated model. They are photographs that capture the attention of the public for their spontaneous sincerity. As a fine art photographer and as an artist, the key to approaching his work is humor which, having overcome the grotesque and almost cheeky appearance of some of his portraits (or self-portraits), goes further to become more intimate, true, human. For the past five years, Teller has worked with his wife, Dovile Drizyten, on joint projects that reflect various aspects of their relationship, marriage and parenting. The artist approaches his subjects in the same way he practices his photography: with a direct and realistic style that is unique to him. This major exhibition at the Grand Palais Éphémère is the artist's largest to date, featuring commissioned and personal work, instantly recognizable images, new series of photographs, as well as videos and installations.