Antoine D' Agata (biography - photos & video)
Antoine d'Agata (first photography) is a French photographer and director.
His work deals with issues that are often considered taboo, such as addiction,
sex, personal obsession, darkness and prostitution.
In 2001 he won the Niepce Award for New Photographers.
D'Agata was born in Marseilles in 1961.
He left France in 1983 to start a series of trips.
He studied photography at the International Photography Center in New York in 1990,
with the care of Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.
D'Agata's work deals with addiction, gender, personal obsession, darkness, prostitution
and other issues that are widely considered taboo.
He often uses his own life experiences as sources.
"My intimacy is so much connected with my work and my work
depends on my own familiar experiences in the world. "
D'Agata is a full member of Magnum Photos since 2008.
He has published more than twelve books and three films.
In 2009, Tommaso Lusena and Giuseppe Schillaci released a documentary film
for D'Agata called "The Cambodian Room: Situations with Antoine D'Agata."
(source : Wikipedia)