2016 - Thibaut Cuisset

Thibaut Cuisset was born in 1958 in Maubeuge; he lives and works in Montreuil-sous-Bois.

He was a fellow at the Villa Medici in 1993 and resident artist at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto in Japan in 1997. He was awarded the Académie des Beaux Arts/Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière prize in 2009 and the Fondation des Treilles prize in 2016. 

It was during a trip to Morocco in 1985 he took his first colour landscape photographs with a view camera on a tripod. It was then that he understood that the process of landscape photography can be a way of looking at the world. His photographic work has since consisted of successive campaigns in different countries and regions of France. He has covered numerous countries including Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Iceland, Namibia, Russia, and Syria, and various French regions.

He is currently continuing his work on the French countryside in Nord Pas de Calais and the south of France, while at the same time assembling a series of American landscapes that he began three years ago.


He is the author of:

Le Pays Clair, Camargue, text by Jean Echenoz, published by Actes-Sud in 2013
Une campagne photographique, le pays de Bray , text by Gilles A. Tiberghien, published by Filigranes in 2009
Le dehors absolu, text by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, published by Filigranes in 2006
Campagne japonaise, text by Jean-Christophe Bailly, published by Filigranes in 2002
La rue de Paris, text by Jean-Christophe Bailly, published by Filigranes in 2005