Born in 1968 in Bouar (Central African Republic), Ronan Guillou lives and works in France and the U.S. His photographs cross documentary gaze, personal narrative and formal study. His work is a unique combination of graphic and luminous elegance, with an openness to encounter...
LAS VEGAS VALLEY
ALICIA, PHOENIX AZ
LAS VEGAS VALLEY
TRAILER SISTERS, ALABAMA
Capturing the links between humans and their immediate environment, a true glow emerges from his photographs: strikingly authentic portraits, soft coloured landscapes and fresh and beautiful day-to-day scenes.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
His American œuvre was subject to manifold exhibitions, publications and projections in France and abroad, and is part of renowned public and private collections (French National Library, Neuflize OBC Foundation).
THE SOMME BAY, FRANCE
With contributions to magazines, institutional projects and advertising, his clients are as varied as M le Magazine du Monde, Air France Magazine, Voyageurs du Monde, SNCF, Hermès, Louis Vuitton...
LASSANA BATHILY X M LE MONDE
FRENCH KISS, SNCF
YANN MOIX X M LE MONDE
Alongside his adventurous trips and a continuous work on Paris inspired by Guy Debord's 'Théorie de la Dérive' (Drift Theory), Ronan recently engaged in filmmaking.
After 'Angel' in 2011- with a foreword from Wim Wenders, 'Truth and consequences' and 'Country Limit' in 2015, Ronan is currently working on a new book shot in Alaska: 'Death as loud as life' His images seek bridges between past visions and present roads, that could also lead to the future.
'ANGEL', TRANSPHOTOGRAHIC PRESS, 2011
'What delights me about the photographs in Ronan’s book is that all these images are found. They radiate reality. I can’t give up the idea that finding has become more creative than inventing'. Wim Wenders
After displaying his work for 'ImageSingulieres' in June, Ronan Guillou's exhibition 'OLD GLORY' has opened on July 3rd at the ARTSPHALTE GALERIE in Arles (gallery opened in April 19 by Rosanna Tardif). Through fragments of America, the exhibition 'OLD GLORY' takes us to the borders of the American dream.
EXHIBITION 'OLD GLORY' 1.07 > 23.09- ARTSPHALTE, 8 RUE DES DOUANIERS, ARLES
'Time is the only thing the United States can’t turn into victory. Ronan Guillou shows us that photography is the art of this defeat'. Michel Poivert