Stéphan Gladieu was born in 1969 and lives in Boulogne-Billancourt. He is represented by Olivier Castaing of the SCHOOL GALLERY in Paris. He began his career in 1989, covering conflicts and social issues across Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Going back to his beginnings, he very quickly enriched his photographic writing by using portraiture to bear witness to the human condition in the world.
Today, he continues to collaborate with international magazines, but his main focus is on his personal and artistic work through series of portraits in which DNA is colour and the play of contrast between subject and background in natural settings.
Stéphan Gladieu plays on the iconic character of the frontal image and on the frontier between the real and the unreal.
His latest series have been produced in Asia and Africa.
Stephan Gladieu will be at The Rencontres d'Arles
, his project North Koreans
will be on view at the Chapelle du Méjan. Opening week June 29 - July 5, 2020. Festival June 29 - September 20, 2020
The Book will be published at Actes Sud
Exclusive Interview with Stephan Gladieu