Philippe Séclier French, b. 1958


A former journalist, Philippe Séclier is interested in photography in all its forms. He has published five books: Hotel Puerto (2001), a long-term work on ports around the world, La longue route de sable (2005), in the footsteps of Italian writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, El camino de Tulahuèn (2014), in the footsteps of Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain, La jeune fille à la fleur (2017), an investigation into the famous photo of Marc Riboud, and most recently, Atlas Tadao Ando, a visual accumulation of more than 120 buildings of the famous Japanese architect, master of volumes and light (2021).

He has also directed two documentary films, one dedicated to Marc Riboud (2004), Instants d'année, and the second, Un voyage américain (2009), which tells the story of Robert Frank's book, The Americans.

Philippe Séclier is also co-director of the collection Des oiseaux, published by Atelier EXB, and an exhibition curator. Autophoto was presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, in 2017, Depardon USA at the Rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles, in the summer of 2018, and Bernard Plossu - Échappées américaines at the festival Présence (s) Photographie, in Montélimar, in November 2019.