Polyptyque Photo Fair


August 30th – September 1st 


Ulrich Lebeuf is a French photographer, born in 1972. He is also the artistic director of the MAP Photography Festival in Toulouse and conducts workshops in France and abroad.

A member of agence MYOP since January 2007, his photographic work has been published in Le Monde, Libération, L’équipe, Géo, National Geographic. For over fifteen years, the photographs of Ulrich Lebeuf have been made in the theater of current affairs: places of conflict or power, places where history is decided and written. His approach is direct, documentary and frontal, with a detachment and richness of detail.

His work has been the subject of exhibitions and screenings, including “AZF” at the Art and Architecture Centre of Toulouse (2003), “Modern Violence” at the Terre d’images festival in Biarritz (2004), “Palestine” during the Festival du Scoop in Angers and “Keep the Distance” at Espace Lhomond in Paris (2005). Originator of the cultural project “Territoires de fiction”, his series “Ère de jeux” (The Playground) and “En attendant mon tour” (Waiting my turn) were presented at the opening of the Rencontres de la photographie in Arles (2006), the galerie du Château d’eau in Toulouse, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and at la Villette in Paris (2007).

Today, while continuing his work for the press, he focuses more on his personal work, where research occupies an important role, and where he alternates photographic processes according to the subject matter: from color to black and white, through Polaroid, or processes close to painting.

In 2019, he presented his latest serie, KHAOS, during the Rencontres d’Arles and in a book, published by Editions de Juillet. 

Photographic approach

In 1986, he discovers photography in a summer camp at the age of 14, a real discovery that will make him decide immediately to become a photographer. Very quickly he acquired his first film camera Olympus OM10 and began his first images in the street thanks to a book discovered in his grandfather’s attic entitled “Images à la Sauvettes”. He will discover much later the importance of this work of Henri Cartier-Bresson in the history of photography.

His first step was to live from photography, curious and attracted by people, he decided to turn to the reportage. From that moment on, he never stopped experimenting with images using different photographic techniques. He has always been alternating between commissions for the press, which allow him to nourish an initial reflection, and personal work, which fills an intellectual void by going from black and white to color, from film to digital, from Polaroid to medium format. His photographic process is always set up by defining the tool most adapted to his purpose. 

His photographic approach has always been oriented towards intimacy, initially in terms of emotional feelings, and nowadays in accepting to talk about himself. 

Solo Exhibition

2019    Isabelle et Amandine, Amnesty International, Galerie Wanted, Paris

2018    Duecento, Maison Myop aux Rencontres d’Arles, Arles

2018    Alaska Highway, le Carré d’Art, Rennes

2017    Dakar Nuit, Festival Les Promenades Photographiques juin 2017, Vendôme

2017    Dakar Nuit, Galerie M, Toulouse

2016    Portraits Anthropométriques,  Place du Capitole, Toulouse

2016    Tropiques du Cancer, Galerie Joseph Antonin, Arles

2016    Polaroïds , Biennale Européenne du Patrimoine Urbain, Quai des Savoirs, Toulouse

2015    Dakar Nuit, Les ateliers les Frigos, Paris

2015    Antonyme de la Pudeur, Myop in Photo London, Londres

2014    New York, Maison M.Y.O.P aux Rencontres d’Arles, Arles

2013 » Isabelle et Amandine, Le point Ephémère, Paris

2013    Homeless, Festival MAP, Toulouse

2012    Projection série Clichés de Campagne politique, Festival Visa pour l’image, Perpignan

2012    Projection série Clichés de Campagne politique, Festival Images Singulières, Sète

2012    Clichés de Campagne politique, Maison de la radio, Paris

2012    Tropique du cancer et Alaska Highway, Galerie le magasin de jouets (hors les murs), Arles

Projection de Clichés de campagne, Nuit de l’Année, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles

2011    Antonyme de la pudeur, Maison M.Y.O.P aux Rencontres d’Arles, juillet 2011, Arles

2011    Projection de Alaska Highway, Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère

2011    Antonyme de la pudeur, Galerie d’ Art contemporain Kuryos, Bordeaux

2011    Projection de Alaska Highway et conférence, Salon de la Photo, Paris

2010    Antonyme de la pudeur, Galerie le Château d’Eau, Toulouse

2010    Antonyme de la pudeur, La Cambre, Bruxelles

2010    Projection de Tecktonik, Nuit de l’Année, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles

2010    Projection de Alaska Highway pour l’exposition Un rêve américain, Pavillon populaire, Montpellier

2010    Projection de Alaska Highway, SUNDAY’S SCREENING # 4, galerie La petite poule noire, Paris

2007    Projection des séries Ere de jeux et En attendant mon tour, Les Rencontres de la Villette, Paris

2006    Projection de la série Ere de jeux, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris

2006    Projection en ouverture du festival des séries Ere de jeux et En attendant mon tour  sous la direction artistique de Raymond Depardon, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles

2004    Palestine, Festival du Scoop, Angers

2003    AZF, Centre d’art et d’architecture, Toulouse


2017    Foreword – Avant Propos, Éditions MyopZine

2017    Dakar Nuit, Éditions Charlotte Sometimes

2016    Tropique du cancer, Éditions Charlotte Sometimes

2013    Treize Histoires, Éditions Galerie La Petite Poule Noire

2011    Première de Couv, Éditions Galerie Chambre à Part

2010    Toulouse territoires du tramway, Éditions Privat

2010    Antonyme de la pudeur, Éditions Le château d’Eau


2019    Finaliste du prix Niépce, parrainé par Françoise Bornstein, galerie Sit Down

2016    Lauréat du Prix Jean Dieuzaide décerné par l’Académie des Arts du Languedoc