Didier Ben Loulou

La Méditerranée

40 Pages  /  18cm x 13cm

19 Color Photographs

Catalog No. 005


About the Project

Didier Ben Loulou (1958) has been working for over two decades, on his vast project on towns and cities, a collection of portraits under the format of a “photographic repertoire” of urban geographies. Traveling the Mediterranean coast, to cities and landscapes, in search of the meaning of wandering. From 2006 to 2008, he photographed gypsies mingling with migrants in Athens, merger of the Third and the Fourth Worlds on the outskirts of the capital. Since then, Didier Ben Loulou has been leading a nomadic existence between Jerusalem, Marseille, Jaffa, Athens, Tanger, Palermo, Safed, Thessaloniki and Ajaccio. The square format and colours are all-important features of his work, as well as the Fresson process used to print his analogue images since 1979. He is a Villa Medici Hors les Murs laureate (1995) and the recipient of a Fiacre (French Ministry of Culture) scholarship (1997). He is the author of approximately twenty books and his works are regularly exhibited in Europe and the United States. The Institute for Contemporary Publishing Archives (IMEC) is the repository of his private archives since 2007.