Elie Monferier Portrait

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

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 :

2021 Fable / Origini Edizioni


2019 Sang Noir / handmade and self-edited photobook 

Publications : 

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)"


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 :

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