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Guillaume Herbaut

A photographer dedicated to historical places, filled with symbols and memory, with the aim of revealing unseen tragedies.

Guillaume Herbaut, born in 1970, Prize-winner of the Fondation de France in 1999, he has dedicated himself for some years now to historical places, filled with symbols and memory.  His work called Tchernobylsty, Kodak Critics Prize in 2001, was published at Le Petit Camarguais (Direction by Paul Frèches) in October 2003, also winning the Fuji Book Prize the following year.

After Oswiecim, a documentary work on Auschwitz nowadays-exposed at the Lille’s Transphotographiques festival in spring 2005- he concentrates on Skhodra, a small town in northern Albania where secluded families still suffer from vendetta. For this assignement, he is awarded a grant from the French Ministry of Culture.

Visa pour l’Image exposed his work in September 2004. He gets a grant 3P for a project on Nagasaki. Prize-winner of the Lucien Hervé Prize in 2004, he carries on with the aim of revealing unseen tragedies.

His works has been exposed at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, in October 2005, at “la maison Rouge” and Foto España in 2007, at the silverstein galery in NY 2008. In 2009, he won the second price « contempory issue » at the world press Photo. In 2011, he won the Niepce Prize for his work on Chernobyl, and the France24/ RFI award for la Zone webdocumentary  .

Guillaume Herbaut  is represented  by INSTITUTE

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