Gerard has been working as a photographer for 45 years.
Over the years he was awarded with prestigious national and international awards.
1977 first regional award for the most beautiful wedding photos in a KODAK photo contest
1978 Golden Mercury Prize awarded by the Minister of Trade and Crafts Jacques Barrot.
1980 National Prize awarded by G.N.P.P. for the portrait "in honor of Nadar"
1980 1st prize in the "Portrait of the Third World" organized by GNPP.
1981 “Salon de la photo” in Paris, winner of an European contest organized on the occasion of the childhood year, with a series of children portraits.
1983 1st prize in a national marriage competition.
1983 1st prize in a national "portraits of children" competition
1990 Master craftsman's graduation awarded by the President of the Auvergne region: Mr. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Portraitist of France in 1995, 1999 and 2001.
3rd place in the European Agfa contest for the category "Portrait in Black and White" silver and bronze medals in 2002 in Orvieto (Italy) 2006/2008/2010/2012
Gold Lens, portrait category in 2002
France Portraitist in 2009 special excellence mention in the "artistic creation" category
2006 Achievement of QEP Qualification (Qualified European Photographer)