Pierre Gonnord arrives in Sofia for Memento Vivere exhibition

Photo: Impressio-Dir.bg Pierre Gonnord

French photographer Pierre Gonnord arrives in Sofia for an exhibition called Memento Vivere, organisers announced.

Born in 1963, Gonnord has been living in Madrid since the late 1980s. He is famous for being photographer who is taking pictures like perfectly done oil paintings. In 1998, he began taking photos of human faces in unusual, and emblematic for his work portrait series. He viewed through his lens faces of subjects from the outskirts of mega-cities and dark backgrounds. In Japan, he took photos of the powerful Yakuza mafia. His photo series (along with Regards, 2000-2003 and Utopicos, 2004-2005) present a profound look at human communities and especially at members of marginalised groups on which society usually turns its back.

The fourth exhibition of the eighth edition of Fotofabrika Festival presents 15 contemporary photographers from around the world. The event will be running from 5 August to 12 September at the National Art Gallery. In the project, called Memento Vivere (Remember that you are alive), also take part Alex Mayoli - Italy, Antoine D'Agata (France/USA), Denis Buchel (Moldova/Israel /Bulgaria) and Chema Mados (Spain). The Bulgarian photographers include Georgi Kozhuharov, Missirkov/ Bogdanov, Pepa Hristova, Denislav Stoychev, Stoyan Nenov, Dimitar Dilkov, Emil Hristov, Lomovera (Vera Gotseva), Mihaela Arroyo and Garo Keshishyan.

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