Presentation

Obsessive photographer of the underworld, of rage and revolt, Stanislas Guigui is permanently moved by the desire of exploring the darkest sides of our societies. As a logical consequence of his life, in 2003, Stanislas Guigui decides to make of the Cartucho and its underworld his main photographic and cinematographic thème.

 

Dislocated by the armed conflict that has been gnawing off the country over 60 years thousands of Homeless have invaded the pavements of Bogota, the Colombian capital. Abandoned by their governement, whomme families sink into misery and delinquency. Right at the heart of the city and two blocks away from the Presidential Palace the « Cartucho » neighbourhood becomes their shelter. Faced with poverty and the wide spread plague of drugs this place quickly becomes a gigantic « Court of miracles » hosting more than 20.000 inhabitants. Most of them are beggars, thieves and criminals.

 

Stanislas Guigui spends a long period of time integrating this world of outcasts. He manages to get into one of the largest gangs of Bogota and gets protection from the getto's big shots and from the Neros.

 

With his pictures, Stanislas Guigui tells us the story of the Cartucho from the Inside, with its heroes and its legends. He treats several subjects such as anger, violence, revolt, childhood, misery, self destruction and addiction to illustrate his doomsday vision of the future. This work on the lower layers of society talks about the wall created by our societies owhich sets the good citizens apart from the undesired, those who comply with the establishment from those which don't fit in the administration's définitions.

Biography


Born in 1969. Lives and works in Marseille, France

 


SOLO SHOW

2013
La (deuxième) Galerie Particulière, Paris
Galerie Christopher Gerber, Lausanne
Pavillon M Capitale Européenne de la Culture, Marseille

 

2012
Galerie Anna Tschopp, Marseille
Galerie Lame, Marseille
Galerie Photo FNAC, Lyon, Marseille, Perpignan

 

2011
Galerie Photo FNAC, Paris, Nice

 

2010
Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China

 

2009
Musée Acquario di Calagonone, Sardinia
Musée Man Nuoro, Sardinia

 

2007
PhotoEspana, Madrid

 

2006
Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan

 

 

GROUP SHOW

2013
Paris Photo, La Galerie Particulière, Paris
Circulations, Paris

 

2011
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Festival Images Singulières, Sète

 

2010
PhotoKina, Koln



PRIZE

2009
Unicef Photo of the Year, Honors Prize, Germany

 

2006
PhotoEspana, Discovery Prize, Madrid

 

CATALOGS

Atras del Muro by Stan Guigui
Editions Images Plurielles, 2013

Célèbres Visages by Agence Vu'
Editions Images Plurielles, 2012

Cabaret Burlesque by Stan Guigui
Editions du Chêne, 2011



CINEMA DIRECTOR

EL CARTUCHO, The Kingdom of Thieves - full-length Film, 2010

CAFE Y PAN COCO, Short length documentary, 2005

 

 

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Press

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Le coeur en épines de Bogota

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Figaroscope

Les paumés magnifiques

Les paumés magnifiques

27.12.2013

Madame Figaro

Stanislas Guigui

Stanislas Guigui

01.11.2013

Beaux Arts Magazine