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Jean-Baptiste Mondino (born Aubervilliers, France on July 21, 1949) is a French fashion photographer[1] and music video director. He has directed music videos for Madonna, David Bowie, Sting, Björk, Don Henley, Neneh Cherry and Les Rita Mitsouko.[2] Mondino has also photographed the covers and album packaging for the Marianne Faithfull albums Before The Poison (2005) and Easy Come, Easy Go (2008), Shakespear's Sister's Hormonally Yours (1992), Alain Bashung's Osez Joséphine (1991), Chatterton (1994), Mylène Farmer's Désobéissance (2018) and Prince's Lovesexy (1988).

The video for Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer", which Mondino directed,[3] swept the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985, winning "Best Video", "Best Direction", "Best Art Direction" and "Best Cinematography". This video paired him with compatriot cinematographer, Pascal Lebègue, with whom he would later shoot several other notable music videos in black and white, such as "Russians" for Sting and "Justify My Love" for Madonna.

Music video filmographyEdit

Year Title Artist Notes
1981 "Paradis" Alain Chamfort
"Little Darlin'" Sheila
1983 "Quelqu'un comme toi" Taxi Girl
"Soleil, soleil" Ahmed Fakroun
"La danse des mots" Mon Dino aka Jean-Baptiste Mondino
1984 "Cargo de nuit" Axel Bauer
"Un autre monde" Téléphone
"The Boys of Summer" Don Henley Won Video of the Year, Best Direction,
Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography
at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards.
1985 "Slave to Love" & "Don't Stop the Dance" Bryan Ferry
"Downtown Train" Tom Waits
"Russians" Sting
1986 "Each Time You Break My Heart" Nick Kamen
"Open Your Heart" Madonna
"Wood Beez" Scritti Politti
1987 "C'est comme ça" Les Rita Mitsouko
"You Owe Me Some Kind of Love" Chris Isaak
"Never Let Me Down" David Bowie
"To Be Reborn" Boy George
"Mia Bocca" Jill Jones
1988 "Qu'est-ce que t'es belle" Catherine Ringer & Marc Lavoine
"I Wish U Heaven" Prince
"How to Do That" Jean-Paul Gaultier
1989 "Be" Lenny Kravitz
"Manchild" Neneh Cherry
1990 "I've Got You Under My Skin" Neneh Cherry
"Justify My Love" Madonna
"Tandem" Vanessa Paradis
1991 "Sorry About the Weather" Mark Curry
"Osez Joséphine" Alain Bashung
1992 "Volutes" Alain Bashung
"Born on the Wrong Side of Town" J. (Jaye Muller)
"Rhythm Is Love" Keziah Jones
1993 "L'ennemi dans la glace" Alain Chamfort
"Buddy X" Neneh Cherry
"Natural High" Vanessa Paradis
1994 "Ma petite entreprise" Alain Bashung
"Violently Happy" Björk
"If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" Meshell Ndegeocello
"Les amants" Les Rita Mitsouko
"Séquelles" MC Solaar
1995 "Wonderful Shadow" Tanita Tikaram
"Human Nature" Madonna
1996 "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" Madonna
"Time" China Moses
"Kootchi" Neneh Cherry
1998 "Tout le monde" Zazie
2000 "Naive Song" Mirwais Ahmadzaï
"Don't Tell Me" Madonna Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
Two nominations at 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
2003 "Hollywood" Madonna
2007 "Sing Sing" Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle
"The Operation" Charlotte Gainsbourg
2008 "Beauty Mark" Charlotte Gainsbourg
"Dancin' Til Dawn" Lenny Kravitz
"Sur un trapèze" Alain Bashung
2013 "L'amour naissant" Sébastien Tellier [4]
2014 "Everything" Neneh Cherry [5]
"The Great Elements" Mahaut [6]
2015 "The Long Game" Mahaut [7]
"Lie to Me" Mahaut [8]
"In Love with a Boy" Kaya Stewart [9]
2017 "Miss You" Carla Bruni [10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ M+B : Past and future exhibitions
  2. ^ "Jean-Baptiste Mondino". (person). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  3. ^ Credits for the "Boys of Summer" video.
  4. ^ "Sebastien Tellier – L'Amour Naissant – Latest Single and enigmatic new video – Flux Magazine". 26 Sep 2013.
  5. ^ Pitchfork: "Neneh Cherry Dances and Dances in "Everything" Video". 23 Apr 2014.
  6. ^ "Mahaut Mondino: The Great Elements (Video 2014) - IMDb".
  7. ^ "Mahaut Mondino: The Long Game (Video 2015) - IMDb".
  8. ^ Konbini: "Mahaut Mondino s'illumine dans le clip de "Lie To Me"". 19 Feb 2015. (French)
  9. ^ "Kaya Stewart: In Love with a Boy (Video 2015) - IMDb".
  10. ^ VENTS Magazine: "CARLA BRUNI Releases Cover of The Rolling Stones' "Miss You"". 16 Jun 2017.

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