Member of Inland.
Freelance photographer and director, based in Reunion Island (Indian ocean).
Available in the whole area (Madagascar, Mauritius, India, Mayotte, Comores...) and Africa.
Published recently in GEO France, GEO Germany, Libération, Le Monde Magazine, Mediapart ...
Freelance photographer since 2006, Romain Philippon lives and work in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean). For several years he has developed, around documentary photography, themes related to insularity in its geographical and human forms, mainly in the Indian Ocean area. Questioning his practice of the image in various projects, from raw photographic documentary to videographic experimentation with other artists (dancers, modern circus, musicians...), he likes to put poetry at the heart of his work. In 2012, he published a book on street sleepers around the world entitled Insconscience(published by Pendant ce temps), which received the public prize at the Strasbourg Photo Fair. In April 2015, he launched the photographic revue Fragments, which offers a singular and contemporary view of the Indian Ocean, based on collective residencies. In 2017, his work Commune do fé, on the poorest district of Saint-Denis, the biggest French oversea’s town, is presented at the photographic festival Images Singulièresin Sète, as part of the collective project La France vue d'ici(published by La Martinière). That same year, he and Morgan Fache hosted a workshop at the Reunion School of Fine Arts, where the boundaries of documentary photography were questioned with students. These last years, he is developing photographic research work on his identity, that of his children, and their territories, which are multiple between Reunion and France. This project, called Antimémoires, started with Yann Hamonet doing the text, and now goes on with french singer Ben Mazué. Romain Philippon is now a member of Inland Stories.
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