Portfolio BenoĂŽt Fournier
Series 1 - Water and dreams
Series 2 - Imaginary journey
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Book - A cidade por Bandeira
Book published in Brazil, February 2014 - Publisher Batel Images accompanied by passages from one of the greatest poets of the Portuguese language - Manuel Bandeira
Edition: 2.000 exs. Page: 188 Format: 29 x 34 cm Interior: Gloss paper 150 g printed in 4 colours Photographs: 100
Todas as manhĂŁs o aeroporto em frente de da liĂ§Ăľes de partir: Every morning the airport in front of me teaches me lessons on parting:
Confiei Ă s feras as minha lagrimas Rolei de borco pelas calĂ§adas My tears to the beasts I trust And rolled upside down the pavement
Mas ela chega, e toda me paraece T達o acima de mim... T達o linda e rara... And when she comes, I see her So much above me... So beautifl and rare...
Mas ela chega, e toda me paraece T達o acima de mim... T達o linda e rara...
And when she comes, I see her So much above me... So beautifl and rare...
Volúpia dos abandonos... Dos sós... - ouvir a água escorrer; Lavando o tédio dos telhados que se setem envelhecer... Luxuriant pleasure of the discarded... The lonly... - to hear water trickling. Washing away the boredom of roofs who feel they are aging...
O mundo ĂŠ sem piedade e atĂŠ riria Da tua inconsolĂĄvel amargura. There is no pity in the world, it would even laugh At your inconsolable bitterness.
CV Benoît Fournier was born in 1981 in Carpentras, France. He holds an MBA in international management, with specialization in Latin America (IAE, Bayonne – France/PUC- Curitiba). To further his education he lived in Mexico and in Spain, and in 2006 he came to Rio de Janeiro where he decided to live. He took up photography when he was 20, with the encouragement of his father, a journalist, who gave him his first camera. He worked in the documentary and commercial fields of photography from 2008 to 2012. He now focuses on authorial work, using water as a guiding principle: the ocean, rivers, water with different colors, temperature and textures. In 2014 he launched his first book of photography, «A City of Bandeira» (published by Batel), which expresses the appreciation that Cariocas have for Rio’s nature. The pictures are accompanied by passages from one of the greatest poets of the Portuguese language Manuel Bandeira. In 2013 he won the Prix Photo Web, 1st place, a competition promoted by the Aliança Francesa. He has participated in individual exhibitions such as FotoRio in 2009, collectives at the Tiradentes Festival in 2013 and shows at the Ateliê da Imagem (Rio de Janeiro). He took part in art workshops held at the Parque Laje School of Visual Arts (Rio de Janeiro), and is now taking part in a study on the visual artist Marcos Bonisson. He has been published in Globo newspaper, Dauphiné Libéré newspaper, Revista Fluir, Revista Carta Capital, Globo a mais, etc. Revista Carta Capital, Globo a mais, etc.
2014 / Book ‘A Cidade por Bandeira’
2013/ 1st place Prix Photo Web
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