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.

"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

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 :

Libération :



Robin Titchener's : 


L'intervalle : https://lintervalle.blog/2020/01/16/un-sacrifice-par-elie-monferier-photographe/?fbclid=IwAR3Lm3BuLCi5LdgLviz10b_JWnz1ar8S8Iu_1xtuz5qoeXWqZfu7Wpg48O - January 2020

Click Magazine : http://www.click-magazine.it/n-69-jan-feb-2020/

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 :

Winner of Premio al Mejor Libro de Fotografía del Año PHotoESPAÑA 2020 / category self-published photobook - September 2020


Finalist 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 - November 2019

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