Born in France in 1968 as a dual French-American citizen, Julien Chatelin began his career has a photojournalist after graduating from New York University.
Investigating at first social issues in France, his focus turned increasingly towards major international events, and particularly to the changes taking places in Eastern Europe that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Chatelin then expanded his horizons to other territories focusing his attention to the fate of nations struggling for independent statehood. This series included works from the Caucasus, Kosovo, Western Sahara, Kurdistan, Xinjiang and Tibet.
Between 2004 and 2006 Chatelin set forth to create a visual fresco of Israeli society. Israel Borderline was published in 2008 in a 160-page monograph.
In a constant quest to explore new visual dialectics and narratives, Julien Chatelin, produced Egyptorama: A journey through Egypt’s semi-desert lands, shot in large format, which received the 2013 Camera Clara award. Egyptorama is the first opus of a larger body of work in progress entitled Promised lands, which include projects in Detroit and western China, and address’ issues involving urbanization and the cyclical transformations of our environments.
Chatelin is co-founder of the award-winning magazine De L’air and a former member of Rapho.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
- Felix Schoeller Photo Award nominee for China West » 2017
- Daylight Photo Award Juror’s picks for China West » 2017
- Scam Prix Roger Pic Award finalist 2017
- Sony World Awards Pro competition. 2nd Place architecture for «China West » 2017
- Verzasca photo award finalist for « China West » 2016
- All About Photo, photographer of the year 2016
- CNAP Grant recipient for comptemporary documentary photography 2014
- Camera Clara Award. 1st prize. 2013 for Egyptorama
- Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography-Finalist 2013
- POY best photo book of the year 2009-Finalist
- POY award of excellence 2004
«Egyptorama », Paris, Salon H. Solo exhibition.
«Egyptorama », Paris, Art Paris / Galerie Bogena. Collective exhibition.
«China West », Lod photo festival. Projection.
«China West», Switzerland, Verzasca FOTO Festival. Projection.
«Parisianités » Arles, les Rencontres, Projection.
«Egyptorama », Paris, Hôtel de Sauroy, collective exhibition « Prendre (de) l’air »
«Parisianités », Paris, Galerie du 61, solo exhibition.
«Egyptorama ». Saint Denis, 6B, collective exhibition « Chemins de Traverse ».
"Nuits", Mougin, France. Musée de la Photographie André-Villiers. Collective Exhibition
"Egyptorama", Paris, France, Prix Camera Clara. Espace Dupon. Collective Exhibition
"Israël Borderline", Amsterdam, Netherland. Amsterdam Photographic Society. Collective exhibition
"Egyptorama", Paris, France, Prix Camera Clara. Espace Agnès B. Collective Exhibition
"Zion Anatomy" Paris, France, Salon H. Solo exhibition
"18/61 Portraits" Paris, France, Galerie 61. Solo exhibition
"Israel Borderline" Paris, France. Galerie Mansart. Solo exhibition
"Génération de l’air" Paris, France. Maison Européene de la photographie. Collective exhibition
"Israel Borderline" Sidney, Australia. Otherwise projection.
"Complicity" Arles, France. Picto 60 years, Rencontre d’Arles. Collective exhibition
"Israel Borderline" Paris, France. Galerie 61. Collective exhibition
"de l’air 10 years" Paris, France. Espace Agnès B. Collective exhibition
"de l’air 10 years" Mougin, France. Musée de la photographie. Collective exhibition
"Mujeres Abriendo Camino" Madrid, Spain. Espace Cultural Caja Madrid. Collective exhibition
"Israel Borderline" Cannes, France. Espace Miramar. Solo exhibition
"Planet China" Beacon, USA, Fovea. Collective exhibition
"Israel Borderline" Perpignan, France. Visa pour l’image. Projection
"Lhasa, the lost soul of Tibet" New York, USA. OSI, Soros foundation. Exhibition
"The White Fox" Edouard Shevardnadze’s presidential campaign. Perpignan, France. Visa pour l’image. Projection
"Radical Hip Hop" New York, USA. New York University. Exhibition