christian barbé photographe
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Christian barbé



I was born in Deauville (France) in 1970.
I currently work and live between Madagascar and Paris.
After studying philosophy, I completed several internships in a professional laboratory
development where I learn the essentials of photographic technique.
My learning continues in various
photographic studios in Paris where I discovered the profession of portraitist.
Begin the adventure, I decide to link photography and reportage.
 In 2015, hired by the Malagasy daily La Tribune de Diego, I produced many series,
in particular on the "psychiatric asylums of Madagascar".

Take the path of emotion, to capture the moment of a meeting.
An emotion that I try to share through clean photos.
In poetic form.
In aesthetic form.
Every photo translates beyond words what is most remarkable
in everyday life.

2005: Photographic expedition with  Olivier  Grunwald in Indonesia "volcanoes"
2006: Exhibition Gallery Feydemer Montmartre (story "Waiting in stations" of Tokyo and Calcutta)
2008: Selected at the International Biennial of Nancy image sponsored by willy Ronis "the street"
2010: Report on Madagascar "MANGATANY mines"
2011: Exhibition at Diego Suarez on "single parents" in Madagascar
2014: "Bridge Views" in Madagascar
2015: Report on asylums of Madagascar
2016: Exposition at Madagascar (Antananarivo and Mananjary)  "bichique"fisching time
2017: Exposition Paris "Moments of life in madagascar"
2017: Exposition" cache cache" at Paris in the winter garden of Benjamin Franklin 75016
2018: Exposition at the "baron rouge" 75012 Paris and at the Galerie " poiesis des arts" 75004 Paris
2018: Exhibition on CORRIDOR ELEPHANT
2018: Photographer for the association "clowns without border" in Madagascar
2018: 3rd prize at the Annecy Lac photo festival Photo 2018 for the series "Altruism of a population deprived of mental illness" in Madagascar
2019: Selected for the 2019 festival "L'Emoi photographique" of Angoulème.
2019: Selected by the Dapper Foundation for the 12th edition of the course on the island of Gorée in Senegal on the theme "against the winds"
2020 : Selected 10ème biennale de Maison Laffitte on the theme of « life scenes »
2021 : Lauréat at the festival Errances Photographiques at Nontron 2021" traveling paintings"