Stéphane Couturier

Stephane Couturier was born in France, in 1957. His photographs are in major museum collections, including Centre Georges Pompidou, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, Grand-Duc Jean Museum in Luxembourg and Art Institute of Chicago. Couturier began his career as an art photographer in his native Paris in the early 1990’s and has since made significant bodies of work. The photographs of Stephane Couturier, whether of construction sites in Berlin, demolished buildings in Havana, or an automobile assembly plant in Valenciennes, are all about transformation, a subject he explores with a strong sense of design and composition and a specific sense of color. These technical and visual protocols obey a visual and conceptual orientation that deliberately diverts from the documentary aspect of photography in order to shift the viewer's perception. They are to be directed into a higher narrative dimension in order to question the reputation of photography as an image of truth.