Clément Chapillon is a French documentary photographer who work on long term projects to explore the link between the land and the people. After 10 years working in communication, he graduated at the Gobelins school and he started a 2 years documentary work on Israel and Palestine. This work called “Promise Me a Land” captures the marks that the land imprinted on people identity, their hopes, their fantasies, their promises. This serie was published in media & newspaper (Le monde, Arte, L’OBS, Geo, Ignant...), was exhibited in several festivals and cultural institutions (Voies-Off Arles, Circulations, Tbilissi, MAC Paris, WBC Jerusalem...) and won the Leica Prize in 2017 in Arles who allowed him to make a solo show in Leica Gallery in Paris in april 2018. The book “Promise Me a Land” was published by Kehrer Verlag in May 2018. In November 2018, he was the winner of a photographic commission in California for the British Journal of Photography. Beginning of 2019, He won the photography price of the Treilles Foundation, a 3 months artist residence to work on a new project called “Somewhere an immortal rock exists” and explore the Mediterranean identity mixed with the imaginary of an island, Amorgos.

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