Born in Rome in 1972, Marco Barbon lives in Marseille and Paris.
After gaining a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Università La Sapienza in Rome and a PhD in the Aesthetics of Photography at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris, he worked for four years for Magnum Photos alongside such photographers as Josef Koudelka, Bruce Davidson and René Burri.
Since 2005 he has carried out his own artistic research using photography and video as his media. The major themes of his work are the temporality and inherent ambiguity of the photographic image, which is a vehicle for creating both documentation and fiction.
The author of the books Asmara Dream (Filigranes/Postcart, 2009), Cronotopie (Trans Photographic Press, 2010), Casablanca (Filigranes/Postcart, 2011), Les pas perdus (Poursuite, 2014) and Asmara (Be-Pôles, 2014), his photographs have been the subject of several publications in the international press and are regularly exhibited in France and abroad.
Exhibition : Asmara Dream