Pierre-Elie de Pibrac was born in Paris in 1983. In 2009, he decided to devote himself fully to photography.
Pierre-Elie produced his first series in New York in 2010 based on the theme of photographic perception and objects. Bearing the titles American Showcase and Les Frontières de la Perception (the Edge of Perception), the project resulted in the production of a book called American Showcase, published by Archibooks.
In 2012, following on from a documentary made two years previously in the USA, Pierre-Elie produced the Real Life Super Heroes (RLSH) series, featuring this famous American phenomenon. A book entitled Real Life Super Heroes was published for the occasion by PapelArt – Serious Publishing.
Pierre-Elie de Pibrac decided during the 2013-2014 season to follow the ballet dancers of the Opéra de Paris. Immersed in the life of the dance company and behind the scenes of the Garnier and Bastille operas, he developped three series : Analogia, Confidences and Catharsis.
The finished product that emerged from it was an exhibition and a most beautiful 368 page book called “In Situ : dans les coulisses de l’Opéra de Paris” (In Situ – Behind the Scenes of the Opéra de Paris), published by Clémentine de la Feronnière. This passionate photographic journey about ballet and the Palais Garnier is enriched with testimonies of étoile dancers and other famous dance personalities.
From October 2016 to january 2017, Pierre-Elie lived in Cuba with his familly to realise a new big project which will be revealed soon.
Limited edition, numbered I to XX, signed by the photographer, goes along with an original baryt print on Ilford paper (18 x 26 cm) and his tote bag. Clémentine de la Feronnière (2014) Bilingual French/English 368 pages 250 photographs 24 x 32,5 cm ISBN : 978-2-9542-2663-7
Signed book Winner of the HiP 2020 Award in the category "Reporting and History" This photographic work was awarded the Levallois Prize in 2018. Xavier Barral Publishing (2019) Unpublished text by Zoé Valdès Bound, 21.6 x 28.8 cm 216 pages 140 B&W and colour photographs ISBN-10 : 2365112439 ISBN-13 : 978-2365112437