PIERROT MEN

Born in November 1954 in Midongy-du-Sud, on the east coast of Madagascar, Pierrot Men now lives and works in Fianarantsoa, where he runs the city’s largest photo-lab, the “Labo Men”. He discovered photography in 1974, when he opened his first laboratory. Yet for 17 years, photography was simply Pierrot’s means of making a living while he focused on his primary passion: painting. Eventually, a friend’s candid comments led Pierrot to put down his paintbrush and take up photography in earnest. In 1994, Pierrot Men won a photo competition run by Mother Jones (San Francisco) and was given a Leica that is now his constant companion. Since then, his work has been rewarded on numerous occasions, both in Madagascar and abroad (1997 Francophone Games in Madagascar, UNEP/Canon prize in 2000…) Straddling the line between photo-journalism and fine art photography, Pierrot’s work is deeply human and is also inseparable from the Big Island. It testifies to the author’s inexhaustible capacity to marvel at his environment.

WORKS

  • Pierrot Men

    Marolinta, 2018

    Photography | Edition 1/10
    320 x 480 mm
    [framed]

  • Pierrot Men

    Beloha, 2018

    Photography | Edition 1/10
    320 x 480 mm
    [framed]

  • Pierrot Men

    Marolinta, 2018

    Photography | Edition 1/10
    320 x 480 mm
    [framed]

  • Pierrot Men

    Beloha, 2018

    Photography 1/10
    320 x 480 mm
    [framed]

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