Sacha Dean Biyan

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Sacha Dean Biyan
Born (1968-10-01) 1 October 1968 (age 45)
Nationality Canadian
Known for Photography

Sacha Dean Bïyan is a fashion photographer and photojournalist based in Manhattan.

Early life[edit]

Biyan was born on October 1, 1968 and grew up in Montreal, Canada.[1] He began his career as a deejay in the mid 80s. He then went on to earn a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering and worked in the aerospace and defense industry. Though he had no formal training in photography, he began experimenting with cameras, film and darkroom techniques at an early age.[2] His affinity for photography led him to switch careers again in the late 90s.

Photography[edit]

Biyan has shot for Sony Music, Adidas, the Gap and Discovery, and his images have appeared in GQ, Vogue and Marie Claire. He has held solo exhibitions of his works in São Paulo,[3] Florence, Barcelona, Paris, Tokyo,[citation needed] and in Los Angeles as a benefit for Amnesty International.[4] Biyan is the author of two fine art books, Spiritus Mundi, which documents his encounters with remote indigenous tribes in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, The Philippines, Indonesia, etc.; and Eccentris, a retrospective of his work in fashion and advertising from 1998-2006. His images also served as the inspiration for the music CD, Dessous Presents Eccentris: Skin Is In[citation needed] as well as the iTunes album Eccentris Vibes,[citation needed] both released in 2006.

Eccentris[edit]

Favourite Website Awards has described his website, Eccentris.com, as "about as cutting edge as you will see."[5] In 2002, Communication Arts named the site one of its Interactive Annual 9 winners,[6] and it was subsequently featured in the September/October 2003 issue of Communication Arts.[7] In 2004, it was recipient of the FITC award for best navigation.[8] His websites have also been showcased in Taschen's 1,000 Favorite Websites[9] and Taschen's Web Design Portfolios.[10]

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