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Pigalle, the Fall of Babylon
Transient States : Air
Transient States : Cities
Transient States : Fields
Transient States : Night
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Gilles Crampes is a photographer specialised in in-depth sociological and ethnological reports. He has alternated international reporting, assignments and personal projects since 1994. His reports have been published in international press releases: Newsweek, National Geographic France, Geo, The Independent, Le Monde, Grands Reportages etc.

Following on from his international reporting where he illustrated Paris in the most curious ways- a 7 year work dedicated to Pigalle, Paris seen from the heights of historical buildings…-, Gilles Crampes is currently concentrating on the different peoples living in Paris who originally emigrated from all over the world.

His purpose here is to illustrate the cultural richness that has ensued, but also to study the preservation of these exiled cultures in Paris focusing upon their secular, spiritual or religious aspects.
This project is part of a personal work, with great series calling for reflection on the notion of travelling, that he has been developing for more than ten years.
After Transient States -a series addressing consumerism in travels and images-, Waterfront -paying homage to the first great maritime explorers and to the local populations they encountered-, Paris Célébrations is a series offering a travel in reverse where peoples and cultures from all the continents intertwine in Paris, creating a World within a City.
The project grew into a book published by Magellan & Company in November 2016.

In 2014, he joined HUMA, a collective of humanistic photographers located in Brussels, after the production of an international reporting and the publishing of Special, a book about the Special Olympics : Olympics for competitors with intellectual disabilities.

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