The photographs in Georgia were conducted in 2012 as part of a photographic residence established by the Tbilisi Photo Festival.
Published in collaboration with the Polka Gallery (Paris)
A historian by training, Philippe Guionie claims a documentary photography around the themes of memory and identity constructions. His photographic premise: put faces on human memories that do not.
Author of several books – “Former African fighters,” “A Little Piece of Heaven” (The Imaginayres / diaphanous, 2006), “Africa America” (diaphanous, 2006) & “Swimming in the black sea” (Watermark Publishing, 2014) – personal topics are presented in galleries and festivals in France and abroad. Winner of several photographic awards including the Roger Price Pic 2008 for the series “the rifleman and the three rivers”, he is responsible semiotics courses of the image of photography and multimedia training school (ETAP) to Toulouse and manages numerous workshops in France (Rencontres d’Arles) and abroad. Myop member of the agency since 2009, Philippe Guionie is represented by the Polka gallery in Paris. In 2015, he curated the exhibition “Koudjina in legacies” to Encounters African Photography in Bamako and director of residence 1 + 2 in Toulouse linked to two other European cities (1plus2.fr).