TIZNAO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FROM THE CIMARRON SERIES
A graduate of the " Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ", Charles Fréger is a french photographer whose work focuses on the representation of the social body, the construction of identity, and the image of the self.
EVZONE,GREECE, FROM THE EMPIRE SERIES
Keenly attuned to the visual cues by which specific communities are defined, Charles travels the world, immersing himself in a range of societal groups to create highly formal, deeply empathetic photographic portraits of their members.
QUEENS OFCEBU, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
SIKH REGIMENT OF INDIA
CABOCLO DE PENNA, BRASIL, FROM THE CIMARRON SERIES
Charles Fréger explores the genre of the portrait as an artist, constantly looking back at history and the methods as if an official painter in the service of himself, of all and of the entire world.
BLEUS DE TRAVAIL SERIES, FRANCE
RIKISHI SERIES, JAPAN
Through a combination of full- and half-length portraits, he reveals social structures, dress codes, and personalities, building a nuanced picture of a whole community through its detailed parts.
JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, FROM THE PAINTED ELEPHANTS SERIES
BEIJING, FROM THE OPERA SERIES
MARDI GRAS INDIANS, NEW ORLEANS
Uniform and outfit, mask and disguise, costume and garment-each of these second skins imposes a typology that is at once singular and unifying, captured in images that are usually frontal and full-length.
COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE,VENEZIA - VIDEO INSTALLATION -
LEGIONNAIRE, DJIBOUTI, FROM THE OUTREMER SERIES
Although Charles prefers to focus on tradition he also works in alternative culture and quite often these two meet. "There is a theatrical as well as a contemporary and traditional aspect in my work. There is a constant interconnection between cinema, theatre, design, music and anthropology".
BABUGERI, BANSKO, BULGARIA, FROM THE WILDER MANN
CERBUL DIN CORLATA, ROMANIA, FROM THE WILDER MANN SERIES
Charles Fréger's work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Musée d'Art Moderne, Luxembourg; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen; Yokohama Museum of Art; Fotohof, Salzburg; and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, among others.
HERMES CAMPAIGN, OBJECTS COME ALIVE
He collaborates with magazines such as Numéro, Numéro Hommes, Dazed, Another, Citizen K, Icon Spain, How To Spend It, Dry, Mastermind, Crash, Tush and clients including Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Hermès,
Charles Fréger has puplished numerous books, in multiple languages and editions, including Wilder Mann – the Image of the Savage, Yokainoshima - Spirits of Japan and Cimarron - Freedom and Mascarade
CIMARRON, FREEDOM AND MASCARADE, 2019, PUBLISHED IN 5 LANGUAGES
BEL MARDIGRAS JACMEL,HAITI
LECHONES SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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