Elie Monferier Portrait

Elie Monferier is a self-taught French photographer born in 1988. In 2019, he self-published his first hand made photobook, Sang Noir, winner of Premio al Mejor Libro de Fotografía del Año PHotoESPAÑA 2020. His second photobook, Fable, was published by Origini Edizioni in 2021. He was recently exhibited in 2021 at Festival Circulations in Paris, at Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation during les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, at Les promenades photographiques de Vendome, and at the French Institute in Berlin in 2020. 

"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

Awards :

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

Books and other publications :

2021 Fable / Origini Edizioni

2021 Halogénure n°8 / May You Stay


2019 Sang Noir / handmade and self-edited photobook 

Collective exhibition :

2021 Les Promenades photographiques de Vendôme / Fable

2021 Fondation Manuel Rivera Ortiz, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles / D'ici, ça ne paraît pas si loin avec le collectif LesAssociés

2021 Festival Circulations / Sang Noir

2019 Brussel Street Photography Festival / Forever Young


2019 FOTOHAUS / PARISBERLIN 2019 / ARLES / "Mur (s) / Mauer (n)"


Projections :


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 

Articles :

Fisheye / Sang Noir

Fisheye / Fable

AmericanSuburbX / Sang Noir


Robin Titchener's / Sang Noir 

L'intervalle - Fabien Ribéry / Fable

L'intervalle - Fabien Ribéry / Sang Noir 

5, rue du - Frédéric Martin / Fable

Click Magazine / Sang Noir 

Dodho magazine / Forever Young 


Lensculture magazine / Forever Young