Darius Khondji, Rencontres d’Arles 2010
Darius Khondji was born in Tehran in October 1955. A prominent cinematographer celebrated for his inventiveness, he was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Alan Parker’s Evita. He has been director of photography for more than twenty feature films including Chéri (2009), Funny Games U.S. (2007), My Blueberry Nights (2007), Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait (2006), The Interpreter (2005), Wimbledon (2004), Anything Else (2003), Panic Room (2002), The Beach (2000–01), The Ninth Gate (1999), In Dreams (1999), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Evita (1996), Stealing Beauty (1996), Se7en (1995), The City of Lost Children, L’ombre du doute (1993), Delicatessen (1991) and Le trésor des îles chiennes (1990). Each of his images are a photograph in itself, a haunting frozen moment within the moving picture. He has never before shown his images as a photographer. His still photographs are mainly shot at night, the result of a journey, a quest for ghosts and fictional characters he hunts in the cities.
Prints by D-Touch, Paris. Framing by Circad, Paris
Artist presented by Hans-Ulrich Obrist & Philippe Parreno.
Exhibition venue: Atelier de Mécanique, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d’Arles 2010.