From the series NOMAD’S LAND | Yoann Cimier

Artist’s Bio

Yoann Cimier is a French photographer based in Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia (North Africa). His practice is centered around human and landscape, in the Mediterranean area. His series (like Nomad’s Land) rely on a minimal or even sculptural approach to photography. His technique, which is part of the control of chance and coincidence, is to interact a variety of forms / photographic objects to reveal social issues. More influenced by hermetic poetry than history of photography, framing, distance and light remain the essential elements of his language. Borrowing the codes of documentary and plastic photography, his work falls under two directions of contemporary photography: the one from the document–which sublimates reality–and that of the pictorial tradition, which shows a painting.