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Born 1963

Thierry Cohen has been a professional photographer since 1985 and from the end of the 80s on,a pioneer in the use of digital techniques. He lives and works in Paris.

Since 2006, he has devoted most of his time to his personal work.

In 2008 with his "Binary Kids" series, he questions the future of the next generations facing networks and digital technologies, both, the origin and consequences of growth.

Since 2010, from megacities to deserts, he has mainly worked to achieve: "Darkened Cities" giving back stars to cities for the viewer and raising public awareness to the problem of light pollution.

His works are held in private and public collections.

He is represented by the Danziger Gallery in New York & Esther Woerdehoff Gallery in Paris

Shortlisted for 2015 Académie des Beaux-Arts Photography Prize
Nominated for 2016 & 2013 Pictet Prize
Shortlisted for 2013 Arcimboldo Photography Prize

2015 "Darkened Cities" Merignac Photographic Festival, France
2014 "Darkened Cities" East Wing, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2014 "Darkened Cities" Ekaterina Cultural Foundation within the framework of the Photobiennale, Moscow
2013 "Darkened Cities" Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy
2013 "Darkened Cities" & "Binary Kids" Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2013 "Darkened Cities" Danziger Gallery, New York
2012 "Villes éteintes" (Darkened Cities), Official Selection Mois de la Photo à Paris, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2009 "Bugs", Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, Parc du Château, France
2008 "Binary Kids", Official Selection Mois de la Photo à Paris, Espace Univer

2019 Summer Show, Danziger Gallery, New York
2019 Photo London, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2018 “Path toward Sustainability” Official Selection PhotoEspaña 2018, Madrid
2018 "London Nights" Museum Of London, London, UK
2018 "La Photographie Française existe...Je l'ai rencontrée" La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2017-2018 "Stars" Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
2017-2018 " Paysages Photographiques : réinventer le réel " Esther Woerdehoff Gallery, Paris
2017 "Space Oddity", MAC Maison des Arts de Créteil, France
2017 Art Paris Art Fair, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2016 "Chicago - Darkened Cities" Expo Chicago, Edwynn Houk Gallery
2016 "Sea Level" Photo London, Danziger Gallery
2016 Hofmobiliendpot, Vienna,
2016 Center for Arts and Technology, Lisbon
2016 Marco, Monterrey, Mexico
2015 "The Treasures of the European House of Photography Collection (MEP)", Merignac Photographic Festival, France
2015 "Darkened Cities" Paris Photo, Paris. Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2015 "A Beautiful Lie", Danziger Gallery, New York
2015 "Des artistes et des villes", Villissima, Hôtel des Arts de Toulon, France
2015 "Darkened Cities", Rio a French Passion, Museu De Arte Do Rio, Rio De Janeiro
2015 "Darkened Cities" Photo London, Danziger Gallery
2014 "Darkened Cities" SLICK, Paris. Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2014 "Darkened Cities" SP-Arte, São Paulo, Brazil. Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2013-2014 "Darkened Cities" Vitra Design Museum, Lightopia, Weil am Rhein, Germany
2013 "Villes éteintes" (Darkened Cities) & "Mother Road" film, Paris Photo, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2013 "Darkened Cities" Paris Photo LA, Danziger Gallery
2012 "Villes éteintes" (Darkened Cities), Paris Photo, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
1993 "Photos Folies", Galerie Contre Jour, Paris.
1992 "Tous parents, tous différents", Musée de l'Homme, Paris.
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris within the Festival Création et Infographie.
"Photos Folies", Paris.
International Salon für Objekt Design & Fotografie, Frankfurt/M, Germany.
"Images numériques", Pictorial Lab, Paris.
"The Color of Fashion", The Courtyard Gallery, New York.
"L'Épreuve Numérique", Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
1989 Parigraph' 89.
1988 Mac 2000, Grand Palais.


2018 «SMART Path To Sustainability», Acciona Publisher-La Fabrica, Madrid.
2012 "Villes éteintes", Marval Publisher, Paris. Texts by Maylis de Kerangal & Jean-Pierre Luminet

NHK, Tokyo
France Culture, "La Grande Table" by Martin Quenehen
TV Kultura, Russie - RADIOVESTI, Russie - M24 TV, Russie.
Repubblica TV, « Rsera Visioni » de Roberto Koch, Italie
RAI TV, Italy
France Culture, "Atelier intérieur" by Aurélie Charon
France Info, "Du côté des étoiles - Des étoiles plein les livres... " by Marie-Odile Monchicourt & Serge Brunier
France 24, Culture by Virginie Herz

PRINT & WEB (selection)
See All This, Kunstmagazine, Netherlands "Licht Uit Nacht Aan", by Margot Dijkgraaf
Vice.com, Creators, "Zo zou de Amsterdamse sterrenhemel eruitzien zonder lichtvervuiling", by Yoran Custers
Catalog, London Nights, Hoxton Mini Press
Catalog, Sterne, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
Catalog, La Photographie Française existe...je l’ai rencontrée by Jean-Luc Monterosso, Xavier Barral & MEP Publishers
Catalog, Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris, Actes Sud & Maison Européenne de la Photographie Introductory Text by François Hébel
Catalog, Space Oddity, Plateforme editions
Wired Japan “What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars” by Pete Brook
Focus Magazine, Taiwan “Let’s get out of this planet!”
Harpers Bazaar, Korea - Opinion - by Hei jeong Yoon
Fisheye Magazine, France “Nuits Éclectiques”
Catalog, “Villissima”, Guillaume Monsaingeon, Editions Parenthèses.
Catalog, “Uma PaixaoFrancesca” Rio a French Passion, Museu De Arte Do Rio
New York Times - Op-Talk blog, by John Guida
Wired.com, "What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars" by Pete Brook
Time Out Dubai, "Darkened Cities" by Chanelle Tourish
Stern Magazine, Portfolio "Wo sind all die Sterne hin?" by Horst Güntheroth
The New York Times Magazine, "Starry, Starry, Starry Night" by Julie Bosman
Veja, "Cidades Escurecidast"
Smithsonianmag.com, "What Major World Cities Look Like at Night, Minus the Light Pollution" by Megan Gambino
M, Le Monde Magazine, Portfolio "Cités stellaires" by Cathy Rémy
Images Magazine, Portfolio "Villes éteintes"
Air France Magazine "Arret sur Image" (Stopping Time) by Natacha Wolinski
Chasseurs d'images, "La nuit cosmique des mégapoles" by Hervé Le Goff
Foto Magazine, Portfolio Zgaszone miasta (Villes éteintes) by Ewa Izabela Nowak, Poland
The Financial Times Magazine "New life for the light fantastic" by Francis Hodgson, UK
Beaux Arts magazine
Arts Actuel
Catalogue du Mois de la Photo à Paris, Introductory Text by Leonor Nuridsany,
éditions Actes Sud et Maison Européenne De La Photographie.
Lejournaldelaphotographie.com, Photographie.com, Actuphoto.com, Palookwordpress.com

2011 Du Magazine, Switzerland ("Starlights In The Cities")
2010 Wazz'Art, TV 2'30, Caroll Betty, Antartica Production.
Sciences et Avenir, Portfolio "Bugs".
Le Figaro Magazine.
Lacritique.org, Christian Gattinoni.
Votreargent.fr, Lexpress.fr.
Muze, Bayard Presse.
A nous Paris, Daphné Tesson.
Images magazine, Portfolio "Binary Kids", Hadrien Le Gray.
Catalogue du Mois de la Photo à Paris, Introductory Text by Laura Serani. Éditions Actes Sud et Maison Européenne De La Photographie.
2004 TGV magazine, Portfolio series "Bugs", Christophe Quillien : "Bêtes de Scènes".
1998 Dictionnaire de la photo Numérique, Hervé Bernard, Éditions VM.
1996 Réponses Photo, Sylvie Hugues et Franck Mindon.
1995 Photo.
1994 Shing, Japan.
Le Photographe, Hervé Bernard : "Un photographe binaire".
Mac Création.
Novum, Germany.
Le Monde, Michel Colonna d'Istria : "Images nées sans lumières".
"The Color of Fashion", Benney Black, Bulzone, Editors. Stewart, Tabori & Chang - Eastman Kodak, Publishing.
1991 Photomagazine, Portfolio "Jeu de cartes", Mathias Schmitt.