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Stephan Gladieu (*1969) began his career as a photographer in 1989, covering the news and the major conflicts that shook the world (the fall of Ceausescu, the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans, etc.). During these years working on feature stories, he developed a personal style based on portraits, combining aesthetic research and rigorous documentary work. Today, he focuses mainly on personal series dealing with historical, anthropological or sociological facts that are not well-known to the general audience (the Hereros genocide in Namibia, the secret societies of Benin, the daily life of North Koreans, etc.). He lives and works in Paris.
Gordon Clark (*1955 Johannesburg) is an acclaimed photographer and commercial director renowned for his spellbinding images of the African landscape and people. His photographs have been shown in several prominent museum and gallery exhibitions around the world. He photographs those rare individuals within society who challenge our inherent beliefs and jar our aesthetic aspirations. He weaves complex narratives by inserting subjects into deliberately choreographed natural environments, which compel viewers to interpret the powerful dilemmas at play within each subject’s life.
Through painting, photography, video or installations, Saïdou Dicko (*1979 Burkina Faso) transforms the representation of forms giving life to visual phenomena, to physical and psychological events of light, uniting the two extreme values that are at the heart of black and white contrast. He finds pleasure in bringing together the opposites to talk to us about equality, union, maternal love, freedom, humanity. Since 2013, he has been curator and scenographer, particularly in Morocco. His artistic work continues to evolve thanks to his travels, his experience, his various inspirations and always his quest for a better world. His new series The Shadowed People is a reflection of his many years of work and research. He lives and works in Paris.