To develop an eye for the “normal,” for social subjects, for the “non-spectacular”, and by identifying the unique cultural codes producing an interesting viewpoint. Furthermore, this workshop will encourage each photographer to develop a relevant and unique approach, as a social observer of the everyday and the trivial. This approach will be learned and presented through a specific and consistent serial project.
Olivier Culmann was born in Paris in 1970. Photographer since 1992, he is a member of the Tendance Floue collective.
“Free will and social conditioning are core questions in Olivier Culmann’s work. During the nineteen-nineties, for his book « Les Mondes de l’école », he visited several countries to research traces of insubordinations and submissions palpable in the educational institutions.
Set at the frontier of absurd and derisory his art stands as a permanent interrogation of our lives. By confronting two distinct reports – one on the French army final draft opposite to another about industrial chicken slaughterhouses – «Une vie de poulet » openly puts forth this combination of narrative and sheer humor.