Olivier Meyer, photographer
Olivier Meyer is a contemporary French photographer born in 1957. He lives and works in Paris, France. His photo-journalism was first published in France-Soir Magazine and subsequently in the daily France-Soir in 1981. Starting from 1989, a selection of his black and white photographs of Paris were produced as postcards by Éditions Marion Valentine.
He often met the photographer Édouard Boubat on the île Saint-Louis in Paris and at the Publimod laboratory in the rue du Roi de Sicile. Having seen his photographs, Boubat told him: “at the end of the day, we are all doing the same thing...” When featured in the magazine Le Monde 2 in 2007 his work was noticed by gallery owner Charles Zalber who exhibited his photographs together with photographs by Ralph Gibson at the gallery Photo4 managed by Victor Mendès.
His work is in the tradition of humanist photography and Street Photography, using the same material as many of the forerunners of this style: Kodak Tri-X black and white film, silver bromide prints on baryta paper, Leica M3 or M4 with a 50 or 90 mm lens. The thin black line surrounding the prints shows that the picture has not been cropped.
- Paris Nothing new, 2012.
- Kotel Beyond the wall, 2012.
- London Nothing new, 2015.
- Galerie Photo4, Paris, France (2008).
- Galerie Photo4, Paris, France (2010).
- Galerie Dupif, Paris, France (2012).
- The Rangefinder Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2016).
- The Rangefinder Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2017).
- Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, England (2018).
- Musée de la photographie, Charleroi, Belgium.
- Musée juif de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium.