White night / Gilles Coulon
White Night was first worked on in 2000 during a journey across Niger. In the beginning, there was this one picture of a neon light in a night market in Niamey which stood out, then the fluorescent tube became an object, and the main subject for every photograph.
This light – a symbol which is universal, commonplace and yet highly suggestive – became the object of an obsessive fascination.
In Shanghai, Paris, Bamako, Helsinki, New York, Khabarovsk, Marseille, Cairo, Niamey, Bordeaux, Beijing and Bagnolet, these photographs invite us to imagine the atmosphere of these cities and of each spot lit place.
Be it in a restaurant, in the entrance hall of a building, in the street or in an underground car park, each photograph inspires us to look at these very familiar places under a whole new light.

Exhibitions :
2012 – Installation at the Nuit Blanche of Aubervilliers with the partnership of the Caravansérail / France
2012 – Château Les Carrasses, Quarante / France
2011 – Forum des images, Paris / France
2009 – Espace André Malraux, Herblay / France
2009 – Bibliothèque municipale d’Anglet / France
2008 – Bibliothèque municipale de Montreuil / France
2007 – Light Gallery, Marrakech / Maroc
2006 – Galerie de la Chambre Claire, Annecy / France
2004 – Lagerfeld Gallery, Paris / France
2004 – Galerie Acte 2, Paris / France
2004 – Galerie Émotion, Paris / France


Book :
Steidl éditions, 2005
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This exhibition includes 19 prints 100 x 120 cm framed in American case and 2 prints 50 x 70 cm
Two wooden cases:
Dimension of a case: 140 x 116 x 41 cm
Case weight: 85 kg
190 kg environ