Elie Monferier is a self-taught French photographer born in 1988. After a modern literature master's degree, he found in photography a way of experiencing the world and going beyond language, expressing the uncertainty, the desire and the violence on which all human relationships are built.
"There is in the photographic gesture something unfinished, insufficient and incomplete, which breaks the discursive logic and artifices with which the world become acceptable. To photograph is to deny and foil all morals, all beliefs, all justifications that would want to contain the vital impetus, the organic thrill brought to its most cruel expression. I make images but I only consider them as a pretext for this possibility of existence."
Represented by Galerie Franzkowiak, Berlin
2021 Finalist BUP Book Award - Blow Up Press / Insula
2020 Winner of Premio al Mejor Libro de Fotografía del Año PHotoESPAÑA 2020 / category self-published photobook / Sang Noir
2019 Finalist Brussel Street Photography Festival / Forever Young
2019 Honorable Mention ASPAwards : personal research / Sang Noir
2018 Finalist Street Photography Awards Lensculture / Forever Young
2021 Fable / Origini Edizioni
2019 Sang Noir / handmade and self-edited photobook
2021 Halogénure n°8 / May You Stay
Collective exhibition :
2021 Festival Circulations / Sang Noir
2019 Brussel Street Photography Festival / Forever Young
2019 FOTOHAUS / PARISBERLIN 2019 / ARLES / "Mur (s) / Mauer (n)"
2018 Month of Photography-OFF 2018 in Berlin / KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN GALLERY video projection of Sang Noir
2018 Evening of the young regional photography 2018 organized by La Maison de l'Image Documentaire in Sète : video projection of Sang Noir
AmericanSuburbX / Sang Noir
Libération / Sang Noir
Robin Titchener's / Sang Noir
L'intervalle - Fabien Ribéry / Sang Noir
Click Magazine / Sang Noir
Dodho magazine / Forever Young
Lensculture magazine / Forever Young