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Eric Poitevin

Date of birth : 1961

Country : France

Born 1961 in Longuyon, France.
Lives and works in Mangiennes, France.

Eric Poitevin made a stunning debut in photography with his portraits of World War I veterans, in 1985. Then followed a residency at the Villa Medici, Rome, which produced portraits of dignitaries from the papal court; photographs of young women’s faces with hypnotic gazes; of dead deer killed in the hunt; and of boxes of decomposing butterflies. A photographer of endangered creatures and places, he carefully avoids any documentary aspect to create images capable of holding the spectator’s attention by their aesthetic force alone.


Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.