Gilles Favier

07.06.2011 in12:37 in Documentary -->



French. Born in 1955 in Roanne. Lives in Sète.


Gilles Favier’s involvement in informative work, especially his relationships with the daily press (Libération, among others), have never prevented him from developing his personal projects regarding his commitment and desire to analyse and question the contemporary world. Determined to build a body of documentary work, he has let himself be led by encounters, giving form to the discovery of characters who hyperbolize the possible. He loves an upfront approach as a direct method for his objectives. This rigorous form of photography gives him freedom to explore other dimensions.

He sees himself first as a documentary photographer, a witness, an analyst and an accessory, and affirms the necessity of an unspectacular format of reportage.