Antoine D’Agata (FR, 1963)
Antoine D’Agata is a notorious character in the world of photography. Best known for his intense and explicit photographs that chronicle his dealings with fear, desire, sex and death, he has spent a career travelling to the very heart of human experience.
D'Agata left his homeland in the 1980s and studied at the International Center of Photography in New York in the early nineties, under tutelage of Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. After taking a brief hiatus, d'Agata started publishing books and won the Prix Nièpce for young photographers in 2001. From there on, his career started to take flight. He became of member of the prestigious Magum Photos in 2004, the same year as his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde, came out. This led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.
D'Agata has became known for his high-quality publications, which become collector's items as soon as they come out. His work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, including at Le Bal, Paris, The Hague Museum of Photography and Foam Amsterdam. His work has been included in many private and museum collections.