2016 Sony World Photography Awards - 3rd Place, Campaign, Professional Competition
Born in Lille in 1979, Antoine Repessé is a self-taught photographer. While working initially in public institutions, in 2012 he cuts looseand starts freelancing. He joins the photo agency Lightmotiv where he produces for major press agencies including Le Monde, Elle, Marianne,L'Express, Géo, Causette. At the end of 2015 he leaves the agency to join the collective Views Co. Early on he takes on personal projects around photojournalism inspired fromsocio-political issues. His travels from Lille to Romania, resultingin the production of “Bienvenue chez les Roms”, to India, and Mali with the NGO Acauped take him to further horizons. In each of his projects, Antoine Repessé immerses himself and distances himself from the mainstream. Rather than freezing the person in front of the camera, he freezes his relation to the person. His photos relate moments, encounters, and social relations. They question the representation of the other in his/her own reality or in a realstaging, which is directed to be better questioned. This specificwork translated into the following photo series: “Jump Around” or“Le grand saut”, in collaboration with the association L’Entorse.
His latest project, “365 Unpacked” is the result of all of the above.The questioning of a major society issue:the production of waste on adaily basis, crosses the reality of the image.