Portfolio BenoĂŽt Fournier Rio de Janeiro
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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 Benoit Fournier was born in 1981 in Carpentras, France. He holds an MBA, 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 works as a photographer in the documental and commercial sectors. 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 now focuses on authorial work, using water as a guiding principle: the ocean, rivers, water with different colors, temperature and textures. Individual work/ 2014 - Book ‘A Cidade por Bandeira», editor Batel. Launch 27/02 at the Travessa bookshop in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. 2009 - Festival FotoRio - Exhibition Bossa Rio... Sutilité, curator Marcelo Rocha, Casa de Cultura Méier, Rio de Janeiro. Colective Exhibitions and Festivals/ 2014 - Black and white 2014 exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA. 2013 - Exhibition Foto na Rua during the Festival Foto in Pauta in Tiradentes, Brazil. 2012 - Free viewings of photography at the Ateliê da Imagem, Rio de Janeiro. 2012 - Exhibition Exercícios da Paixão with curator Greice Rosa from Espaço 10 Arte, Festival de la luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2011 – Participation in the book ‘Cufa 10 anos’. Awards/ 2014 - Honorable mention, Life Framer International photography award, London, UK. 2013 - Prix Photo Web prize, 1st place, sponsored by Aliança Francesa. Winners’ Exhibition will be held in November 2014, Galeria Alliance Verte, Rio de Janeiro. He has been published in Globo newspaper, Dauphiné Libéré newspaper, Revista Fluir, Revista Carta Capital, Globo a mais, etc.
2014 / Book ‘A Cidade por Bandeira’
2013/ 1st place Prix Photo Web
Rio Fine Art
Series - Water memories
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