Pierrot Men

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Pierrot Men né le 21 Novembre 1954 à Midongy du Sud (Madagascar), vit et dirige un laboratoire photographique (Labo MEN) à Fianarantsoa.
Pierrot Men a un sens inné de reportage. Son oeil et son appareil captent simultanément ces instants de la vie que nous ne voyons guère et qui n'existent que par (et pour ?) la photographie. Pierrot Men a cette capacité de voir, de cadrer, dans l'instant où tout s'organise en une photographie. Héritier sans le savoir de Henri Cartier Bresson, amoureux de la vie, des lumières, sensible aux autres, aux difficultés de vivre dans certains coins de la planète, il a réalisé son rêve : adolescent, avec son ami d'enfance, connaissant la misère et la faim dans les rues de Tana, ils s'étaient juré, par un pacte de sang, de devenir "artistes". Pierrot Men a reçu des Distinctions: 2000 : Honorary Mention-International Photographic Competition on the Environment 1999-2000 (UNEP) Tokyo (Japon) 1997 : Médaille d'or aux IIIèmes Jeux de la Francophonie, Antananarivo (Madagascar) 1995 : Lauréat du concours Mother Jones International Fund Documentary photography (San Francisco).
Pierrot Men est le photographe le plus représentatif de sa génération. Lauréat du prix leica mother en 1994, Pierrot Men a un sens inné du reportage. Dans sa photographie, il y toujours un point ou une ligne forte autour desquels s'organise l'image. Cette efficacité de l'oeil à saisir et à organiser l'essentiel d'une réalité souligne l'importance de l'homme mis au centre de l'objectif et révèle la sensibilité du photographe pour les situations humaines particulières.

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Born in 1954 in South Midongy, Madagascar, Pierrot Men now manages a photography lab, Labo MEN in Fianarantsoa. Since 1985, Men’s work has been shown in over 40 national and international exhibitions, and appeared in nine books.

In spite of the obstacles and challenges of life in a politically and economically unstable country, Men captures the poignant and moving moments in lives lived much differently from our own. His ability to convey this sense of distance and connection through composition, spontaneity, and craft recalls the work and style of Cartier-Bresson.

In Torn from the Continent Pierrot Men examines the moods, textures, instants and moments of a people, the Malagasy of Madagascar, whose lives are animated by moments of joy, trepidation and the search for stability and comfort, perhaps even a place in a larger picture that we in the Western world rarely think about. Born of a Chinese father and Malagasy mother, Men, whose name means light in Chinese, provides an unscripted and impassioned view of life in another world to which we are bound by our common humanity.

Men shoots primarily with a Leica M6, using 35 and 28 mm lenses. “ I essentially work in black and white,” Men says. “When I started there were no good color laboratories. The colors were false and that discouraged me. Therefore I work in black and white. I do everything from A to Z, black room, developing, framing etc. and I do not regret it.” In a country such as Madagascar, where the procurement of rudimentary photographic supplies is difficult at best, Men’s images tell a story about the photographer as well as the subject.