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COULON, Gilles

PORTRAIT-COULONBorn  in 1966 in Nogent-sur-Marne.

Lives and works in Paris. 

Since 1996 he has been a member of the photographic group Tendance Floue. He regularely works for press.In 1997 he won a first prize in the « Daily Life » category of the World Press Award for his work whith the nomadic Fulani people. In 1999 he published  Avoir 20 ans à Bamako at Alternative Éditions. In 2000 he published Delta at Éditions Donniya about his work on  Africa, landscapes and daily life around the interior  of the delta on the Niger river. In 2000 at the request of France’s Minister of Culture, he created a series of photographs of french youth titled Les samedis soirs exhbited on 2001 at the Visa pour l’image Festival in Perpignan, at the Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France in Pontault-Combault and at the festival of Ping Yao in China.

His different works on Africa are presented at he Maison Robert Doisneau in Gentilly at the Festival Terre d’Images in Biarritz and at the Gallery Chab in Bamako in Mali.In 2004 he exhibited White Night at the Lagerfeld Gallery in Paris, at La galerie Acte 2 and at the Galerie Émotion, this work around the night in many cities in the world is published in 2005 at Steidl.

Gilles Coulon presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles:

In 2004: Collectif Tendance Floue / Magazine Géo

In 2006: “Grins”

In 2010: “France 14 “

In 2011: Tendance Floue, “Passage à l’acte”