Romain Urhausen (1930-2021) is a Luxembourg photographer, furniture and jewelry designer, sculptor, architect and director. He studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers in Paris and then in Saarbrücken with Otto Steinert, and moved to Paris for a while. He then became a professor of photography at the Dortmund School of Art.
As a photographer, he was mainly active between 1950 and 1970. He made both artistic and experimental photographs, as well as snapshots, advertisements and portraits. His photographs were included in the exhibitions “Subjektive Fotografie” in Germany in 1951 and 1954 and “Postwar European Photography” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1953.
He became famous for his book Les Halles for which Jacques Prévert wrote the text.
From the 1970s on, he devoted himself more to design and architecture.