Antoine d'Agata. French, Born in Marseilles, 1961. Joins Magnum Photo in 2004.
Antoine d'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. In New York in 1990, he studied at the ICP, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year, Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize, main photographic distinction for young photographers in France.
He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits. Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004 D'Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde ; this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. In 2013, his exhibition at Le Bal was a huge critica and public success. In 2013, he was awarded the Photo Book Of The Year Award at Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, in Arles. He has published 35 books so far. Since 2005 Antoine d'Agata has had no settled place of residence and lives and works around the world.