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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 buildt.

"I hold for uncertains these fragments of real torn from life. I only care about their elaboration, this moment of the shooting where excess, vertigo and wandering are culminating. There is in the photographic gesture something unfinished, insufficient and incomplete which opposes 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

Collective exhibition :

Brussel Street Photography Festival - October 2019

 

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

 

Projections :

 

Month of Photography-OFF 2018 in Berlin / KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN GALLERY video projection of Sang Noir - October 2018

 

Evening of the young regional photography 2018 organized by La Maison de l'Image Documentaire in Sète : video projection of Sang Noir - February 2018

 

Articles :

 

Dodho magazine: https://www.dodho.com/may-you-stay-forever-young-by-elie-monferier/ - October 2018

 

Lensculture magazine: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/elie-monferier-forever-y - July 2018

 

Awards :

 

Finaliste Brussel Street Photography Festival - October 2019

 

Honorable Mention ASPAwards 2019 : personal research - April 2019

 

Finalist Street Photography Awards 2018 Lensculture - April 2018

 

Book :

 

Sang Noir / handmade and self edited photobook / 70 copies - July 2019