Antoine D'Agata

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Antoine d'Agata (French: [dagata]; born 1961) is a French photographer and film director


D'Agata was born in Marseille in 1961. He left France in 1983 to start a series of travels. He studied photography at the International Center of Photography of New York City in 1990, under the tutelage of Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.[1]

In 2001 D'Agata won the Niépce Prize for young photographers.[2]

D'Agata has been a full member of Magnum Photos since 2008. He has published more than a dozen books and three films.

In 2009 Tommaso Lusena and Giuseppe Schillaci released a documentary film about D'Agata called The Cambodian Room: Situations with Antoine D'Agata.


D'Agata's work deals with addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, prostitution, and other topics widely considered taboo.[3] He often uses his own life experiences as source material. "My intimacy is linked so much to my work, and my work depends so much on my intimate experiences of the world. It’s all intermingled." [4]


  • Mala Noche. France: En Vue, 1998.
  • De Mala Muerte. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 1998.
  • Hometown. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2001.
  • Antoine d'Agata. Spain: Centro de Estudios Fotograficos, 2001.
  • Insomnia. Marseille: Images en Manoeuvre Editions, 2003.
  • Vortex. France: Éditions Atlantica, 2003.
  • La Ville sans Nom. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2004.
  • Stigma. France: Images en Manoeuvre, 2004.
  • Manifeste. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2005.
  • Psychogéographie. Paris: Le Point du Jour Editeur, 2005.
  • Anticorps. Madrid: Xavier Barral; Paris: Le Bal, 2013. ISBN 9782365110037. Catalogue for retrospective exhibition at Le Bal in Paris. Text in French.
  • Ice. Images En Manœuvres Éditions, 2011, ISBN 9782849952054.
  • Position(s). Avarie, 2012, ISBN 9782954197401.
  • Antibodies. UK/US: Prestel, 2014.


  • 2004: 1001 Nuits. Paris.
  • 2013: Antoine D'Agata: Anticorps, Fotomuseum Den Haag, 26 May – 2 September 2012;[5] Le Bal, Paris, 24 January – 14 April 2013;[6][7][8] Spazio Forma, Milan, 27 June – 1 September 2013;[9] and Atsukobarouh, Tokyo, 23 May – 6 July 2015.[10]


  • 2004: Le Ventre du Monde (The World's Belly)
  • 2005: El cielo del muerto (documentary short)
  • 2008: Aka Ana
  • 2012: Atlas


  • 1999: Forscher Fellowship Award, New York, USA
  • 1999: Bourse Villa Médicis, Hors les murs, France
  • 1999: First Prize, Festival des Jeunes Créateurs, Paris, France
  • 2001: Prix Niepce, France
  • 2004: The Higashikawa Overseas Prize, Japan
  • 2013: Rencontres d'Arles Author’s Book Award for Anticorps (2013).[11]


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