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Gautier Deblonde

Photographer

As part of the Cape Farewell project photographer Gautier Deblonde produced a large series of photographic works that deal with the sense of place, it's transience and fragility. These include portraits of people who live and work in the Arctic: scientists, hunters, Russian coal miners, explorers and those that winter on the Eastern Archipelago. Gautier has begun to include his 'Arctic' work in his exhibitions and on his website. The Svalbard Series is currently touring with the exhibition Art & Climate Change.

Gautier's photographs have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery (1999), Tate Britain (2001), The Tom Blau Gallery, London (2002), La Chambre Claire, Paris (2003), La Maison de' la Photographie, Paris (2007), and The French Institut, Warsaw (2008). As a portrait photographer, his work has appeared widely in the international press.

Gautier grew up in France and came to London to work as a photographer in 1991. A collection of his portraits of artists was published as Artists (Tate, 1999). He also photographed the creation and installation into the Millennium Dome of Ron Mueck Sculpture Boy. This series won a World Press award and was published (Boy, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, 2001) to accompany Mueck's exhibition at the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2002 his photographs of the making of Lynne Ramsay's film Morvern Callar were published as Morvern Callar (Screenpress, 2002).

Latest News

Open Call - Rural Artist Residencies!

Cape Farewell is looking for a new artist to engage with the Rural Artist Residencies Programme!

Adopt A Plant!

Visit the Phytology site and Adopt A Plant on Sat 1st of August!

Facing Extinction Conference

Join us at the Gustav Metzger - Facing Extinction Conference at UCA Farnham, 7-8 June.

Martha Wainwright at Luminato

Martha Wainwright plays the Luminato Festival in Toronto, 9 June.

Away with the Birds

Hanna Tuulikki's piece performed on the Isle of Canna this Aug, before migrating to Tramway, Glasgow

Radical Growth

Ackroyd & Harvey talk as part of Seeding the City, 28 June. 

May Newsletter

Cape Farewell's summer at the Hay Festival, RSC, BBC Proms, Luminato and Southbank Centre.

We will not be silent!

Winners Nat Norland, Rachel Lewis, Denisa Vítová and Theo Lewis announced during Poetry International '14 at Southbank.

Photograph of Gautier Deblonde taken during the 2004 Art/Science Expedition
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
The Svalbard Series by Gautier Deblonde installed at Fundacion Canal
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Disused piano and chairs in the corner of a room

Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005