Antoine d’Agata

Antoine d’Agata was born in Marseilles, France in 1961. He travels and works around the world. His work tackles social and historical issues through his direct contact with his subjects.
Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where he met Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. After his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998. The following year Galerie Vu, newly founded by Christian Caujolle, began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004 d’Agata shot his first short film El Cielo del Muerto; this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. In 2004 d’Agata joined Magnum Photos, he became a full member in 2008. Since 2005, he has been working on exhibition and publication projects for Fotomuseum den Haag, Netherlands (2012), Le Bal, Paris – MuCEM, Marseille – Forma, Milan (2013). In 2013, he won Book prize at The Rencontres d’Arles for Anticorps, the same year his third Movie Atlas is released.



Nov. 28 – Dec. 27, 2015

Jul. 15 – Aug. 13, 2017

Feb. 3 – Mar. 6, 2022


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