José Pedro Cortes studied photography at Ar.Co (Lisbon) and, in 2004 completed a Master of Arts in Photography at Kent Institute of Art and Design (Rochester, UK). In 2005, after 3 years living in London, moved back to Lisbon and was part of Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme in Photography (Lisbon). On that same year had his first solo exhibitions in Centro Português de Fotografia and Silo, both in Porto, Portugal. Was also selected for the Photo London – Emerging Artists Presentations and, in 2006, took part in the Getty Images curated exhibition New Photographers 2007.
In 2011 was invited (with other 11 European photographers) for Körber-Stiftung’s European Photo Exhibition Award on the theme of European Identites . This work was shown in four Museums in 2012 – Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, Fondazione Banca del Monte in Lucca, and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.
In 2012 was invited to photograph in Toyama, Japan, as part of the EUROPEAN EYES ON JAPAN project.
In 2006 published his first book ‘Silence’ and has been exhibiting regularly since then. In 2011 published “Things here and Things still to come” and in 2013 “COSTA”.
He is the founder and editor of Pierre von Kleist editions.
Born in 1978, Bertrand Stofleth lives and works in Lyon.
After university studies in Art history, he goes out qualified of the graduate school of Photography of Arles in 2002.
His artistic researches concern the modes of house of territories and question the landscapes in their uses and their representation. In the series Around the belvedere ( 2001-05 ), he works on the writing of a memory from a recomposed geography. The photographic monitoring observatories of the landscape led within the PNR by the mounts of Ardèche since 2005 (exposed in Meetings of Arles 2012) and in the valley of the Hérault since 2010, are an exploration in the time of the transformations of the territory.
These works on the transformations of the landscape continue since 2011 in urban zones within the framework of artistic residences within the hospital center of Chambéry (Transplantation) and at the heart of residential complexes to Bron. With the work Rhodanie, the downgraded landscapes (since 2008), he establishes, by means of directions, an iconography of the everyday life integrating the various developments and the uses of a river. He pursues his collaboration with the photographer Geoffroy Mathieu, by creating a monitoring observatory photoschedules of the landscape since the outer-urban way of big ride GR2013. This project was certified Marseille-Provence 2013 capital Européenne of the Culture and orders public of the CNAP (National Center of Visual Arts).
Since 2001 Julien Chapsal has been developing personal photographic projects, exploring each time different forms, with a view to exhibiting and publishing.
“Presque rien mais assez” («A Little But Enough», Indonesia, 2001), “Harkis à vie?” («Harkis for Life?», France, 2003–2005) and “Extérieur Passé” («Past Exterior», France, 2006) all address the shaping of identity and collective belonging. With “Entre-Deux” («In Between», Morocco, 2004–2008) emerges an exploration of territory. “LʼEclipse” («The Eclipse», various countries, 2006–2008) speaks of a more private, nocturnal journey.
2007 marked a turning point and the beginning of a long project in France, comprising several autonomous / complementary medium format series in colour, addressing both space and the human. “(Where) Am I?“ (2007-2010) explores the world of housing developments. “Summer“ (2010-2012) depicts holiday scenes. “Calais“ (2013) offers a reading of the city as immigration territory. “Places“ (2011-…) revisits places that resonate in the collective unconscious, evoking events that have stamped the nationʼs history. Others should follow.
Cedric Viollet is a photographer based in Paris.
Cédric was born in a small town in the west of France. Skateboarding since age 13, he spent his time painting, traveling and studying history of Art.
After depicting skateboarding culture in his first eight years as a photographer. His work now seamlessly encompasses fashion, portrait and he enjoys blending contrasts and mixing genres, both in studio and on location.
His versatile approach and unique visual signature lead him to work with a broad range of commercial and editorial clients such as Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, L’oréal, Jalouse, L’Officiel hommes, Glamour and collaborating with Romain Gavras on the latest M.I.A. photo shoot.
Cédric’s photographs were selected for several solo and group exhibitions in France, Germany and U.K.