For nearly 40 years, Thibaut Cuisset (1958-2017) built a work on the landscape through successive campaigns, France and abroad. Arpenetizing the landscapes, he develops a singular style that relies on a tenuous balance between subject, color and light.
French campaigns and the river course represent a critical field of research in the research of Thibaut Cuisset on the landscape. The corpus of images constituted around the Loire is a noticeable demonstration, testifying to both the constancy of the photographer’s writing and its evolution, both in the composition and in the modalities of exposure of photographs.
Thus, the exhibition presented at the castle of Tours shows the work done by Thibaut Cuisset around the Loire for almost a decade, according to several orders and photographic prices. Reuniting for the first time all of these series and offering some unpublished photographs, Loire: Thibaut Cuisset makes it possible to apprehend in depth this work on the landscape. He travels the 1006 kilometers of the Loire River with his photographic room, crossing the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Center-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire. The constancy of his approach gives to see the different states of the landscape, testifying to its variety and its variations.

Jeu de Paume - Tours
Hors Collection
290 x 290
Relié couverture cartonnée
62 photos colors
112 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-552-4

Thibaut Cuisset


Thibaut Cuisset deploys his photographic work by successive campaigns on various territories: Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Turkey, Britain, Japan, Pays de Loire. The places are not considered in terms of news but as landscapes shaped by man and by the time urban areas, suburbs of large cities, cultivated countryside, coastline, river plains and deserts as well as montages. “In articulating the more accurately a subject, light and color, working for disposal and water treatment plants, where neither the story nor the exotic, the picturesque or the pathos have their place,” Thibaut Cuisset seeks to represent a powerful and discreet, the essence of the landscape. Based on soft colors and deductions, it shows that the territory is not fixed, it is the result of history and multiple interventions.

Jean-Marc Besse is aggregated by philosophy and doctor in history (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is Director of Research at the CNRS, where he runs the geography-cited team and IIL teaches the history of geography at Paris 1 University and the history and culture of the landscape at the National School of the Landscape Versailles. He is co-director of the writing of the magazine the notebooks of the landscape. Its work develop an epistemological, historical and anthropological interrogation on geography, as well as on the various forms taken by the knowledge and representations of space and landscape in modern and contemporary times.

Quentin Bajac

Conservateur, Historien

Quentin Bajac, born in 1965 in Paris, is a conservator of museum and historian French art specialized in the history of photography. Since January 2019, he is the director of the Palm Game Museum.

Camille Cuisset

Historienne de l'art

Camille Cuisset Professor of Schools in the Department of Côtes d’Armor Photographic Farm Management Thibaut Cuisset, only right.