Originally from Chambéry, France, Thibaut Ketterer began to teach himself photography in 2007. Between 2010 and 2014, he criss-crossed Europe following musical group tours, which he documented with his camera.
A graduate of Cégep de Matane (2015), he is particularly interested in auteur documentary photography – the type that is characterized by human and autobiographical qualities, and which highlights regional habits and customs, and the exploitation of spaces by our businesses (including industries, urbanization, playgrounds, residential areas, etc.).
[read more=”Read more” less=”Hide”]Thibaut’s photos have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, as well as in various publications in Canada, France, Belgium, Georgia (Europe) and the United Kingdom.
Since July of 2017, his work has been showcased by Héliographe, a Montréal-based platform dedicated to emerging Canadian photography.
In September of 2018, he will begin studies to obtain a Certificate in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).[/read]
In my photographic work, I am interested in the human being’s experience in rural areas – in its standards of living and place in our contemporary societies.
I concern myself more specifically with various social challenges, from the disappearance of traditional habits and customs in remote regions to the attachment to one’s birthplace (roots), in addition to visions of both young and old on their life experiences and futures in regional areas.
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My practice is mainly centred around colour digital photography and sound recordings. My approach to subjects and locations is carried out in an instinctive and visual way, while always respecting the in situ environment.
My future research will address the ability of inhabitants of regional areas to adapt their lifestyles, and societal impacts regarding ways of organizing and transforming living spaces and natural expanses, with the objective of determining if there are differences between Canada and France.
I intend to add depth to my practice, by also working with analogue photography (in colour and black and white) and video, then presenting my work in the form of an installation (to add a 3D component to exhibitions). [/read]