Christian barbé


I was born in Deauville (France) in 1970.

 I currently work and live between Madagascar and Paris.After studying philosophy, I completed several internships in a professional laboratory development where I learn the essentials of photographic technique.

 My learning continues in various photographic studios in Paris where I discovered the profession of portrait painter.

Begin the adventure, I decide to link photography and reportage. In 2015, hired by the Malagasy daily La Tribune de Diego, I produced many series, in particular on the “psychiatric asylums of Madagascar”. Take the path of emotion, to succeed in capturing the moment of a meeting.

An emotion that I try to share through clean photos.

In poetic form.

In aesthetic form.

Each photo translates beyond words what is most remarkable

in everyday life.

2005: Photographic expedition with Olivier Grunwald in Indonesia “Les Volcans”

2006: Galerie Feydemer exhibition in Montmartre (report “Waiting in the stations”)

2008: Exhibited at the International Image Biennial of Nancy under the aegis of willy Ronis devoted to the theme of the street

2010: Report in Madagascar “the Mangatany mines”

2011: Exhibition “single-parent families in Madagascar” in Diego Suarez

2014: “Views from the bridge” in Madagascar.

2015: Report in the Psychiatric Asylums of Madagascar.

2016: Exhibition in Antananrivo and Mananjary “moment of bichiques fishing”

2017: Exhibition in Paris for passengers from Beirut “moments of life Madagascar”

2017: Exhibition “hide-and-seek” in Paris at the winter garden of Benjamin Franklin 75016

2018: Exhibition at the Baron rouge Paris 75012 and at the Galerie POIESIS DES ARTS 75004 Paris

2018: Photographer for the association “clowns sans frontières” in Madagascar

2018: Exhibition on CORRIDOR ELEPHANT

2018: 3rd prize at the 2018 Annecy Lac Photo photographic festival for the series “Altruism of a poor population in the face of mental illness” in Madagascar

2019: Selected for the 2019 “Emoi photographique” festival in Angoulème.

2019: Selected by the Dapper Foundation for the 12th edition of regards sur cours on the island of Gorée in Senegal on the theme “against thick and thin”

2020: Selected 10th biennial of Maison Laffitte on the theme “scene of life”

2021: Winner at the Errances Photographiques festival in Nontron 2021 “Tableaux ambulants” series