Olivier Pin-Fat / Dead Light

Posted March 10, 2012

Olivier Pin-Fat lives and works in Asia.

“We have never been confronted by such images, which are so direct, so devoid of romanticism and yet so sensitive at the same time. Pin-Fat presents his work in gigantic albums, which refer more to the format of ‘real’ cinema than to documentary, emphasizing the fascinating aspect of his generous as well as disturbing approach. Finding the same chaos that shakes the world in the organization of his own work, Olivier Pin-Fat seems to wish to force us to ask ourselves what is ‘really’ happening around us.”

Christian Caujolle, writer, curator, photography critic & founder of Gallery VU and Agence VU.


Olivier Pin-Fat’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Gallery VU (Paris), Noordelicht (Holland, 2000 & 2011), Photo Espana 2001 (Madrid), Paris Photo (2000, 2005 & 2007), Foto Biennale of Rotterdam (Nederlands Foto Instituut, 2000), Pingyao and Lianzhou International Photo Festivals 2001 & 2006 (China), Agnes B (London), The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Recontres Internationales de Photographie (Arles, France), Le Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie (France), Le Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris, 2008), (About) Photography Gallery (1996, Bangkok), (About) Studio (Bangkok, 1998), Kathmandu Photo Gallery (2007 & 2010 – Bangkok), The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (2009, 2010, 2011), H-Gallery (2010, 2011), OED Gallery (India, 2010), The Museum of Estonian Architecture, Estonia (2011) and the Festival Internazionale di Roma (2010) to mention a few.

His work has appeared in leading international publications, anthologies, and books as well as in numerous international private collections. From 1998 until 2008, he was a member of Gallery VU and Agence VU in Paris and joined Prospekt in 2009. Olivier develops his own film, and hand prints his own imagery.

In May 2009, his book DEAD LIGHT, BONE DRY was shortlisted for The European Publishers Award for Photography and will be published at the end of 2012.