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Born in 1973, teacher and photographer, Etienne Buraud lives and works in Paris. He shoots exclusively with 24x36 and medium format film.

     In his father's laboratory, the artist-painter Roland Buraud, who died in 2009, Etienne Buraud learned the technique of film photography very early on. The father occupying, with his artistic genius, all the place of the visual arts, Etienne Buraud invests the song of the verbal language, and follows studies of Letters which will lead him to teaching. He prepared the Agrégation de Lettres Modernes at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, which he obtained in 1998 while continuing his university research on the poetry of the twentieth century between 1918 and 1945. The influence of Surrealism, both in terms of The dreamlike imagination of the collage technique permeates all of his photographic work. It is today at the Cité Scolaire Victor Hugo in Paris that he teaches Modern Letters and at Sciences Po Paris French for foreign students. It was only when his father died in 2009 that he took the now free path of artistic photographic language. In 1997, during a solitary jaunt in Spain, he photographed a child playing Handball. This inaugural photograph (Figure # 1) contains the seeds of all of the photographer's future work.

     Between 2010 and 2015, his formal research focused, mainly in black and white series created during his travels abroad in more than 15 countries, to represent man grappling with his spatial environment, and to say their geometric and sensitive interactions. Dreamlike images emerge, the genesis of which gave rise to a conference given in 2015 at the University of the Sorbonne during the Les Contours du Rêves colloquium (read) where the Spring series will be exhibited. The same year, he exhibited the Rêves et Passages series at the Etat des Lieux exhibition, at the La Capsule photography center in Le Bourget. 


    At the same time, he began research on self-representation, and explored the limits of black and white and color self-portraits in line with the surrealists from whom he borrowed the collage technique. For his work, he will be invited to participate in the collective exhibition Dadaism and Surrealism in 2016, by the gallery owner Bruno Bernard. In addition to this, you need to know more about it. Claiming the influences of painting in composition and in generic categories (landscapes, portraits, self-portraits, nudes), in 2018 he began the series "The Extraordinary Portraits Project", in a gesture that was both aesthetic and political, by reaffirming the artisanal dimension of the image as a sacred object. His pictorial portraits assume their lineage with the tradition of commissioned painted portraits of the Renaissance and Classical centuries.

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