Nicolas Guiraud is born in Bayonne, France, in 1970.
He lives and works in Paris.
He graduates with a degree in Economics and philosophy.
He starts his collaboration with Magnum Photos in 1995. He becomes Magnum Photos’ free lance creative director between 2003 and 2007. He starts his photographic career at the same time.
His photographic works explore the indefinite transition that separates reality and fiction. Photography digs a space in between imagination and reality. Through series of portraits or empty landscapes, all the projects he develops for many years now, turn around this indefinite transition:
- Today I buy nothing - an American journey of 20.000 miles
- A vernacular utopia
- 50 official portraits – a series of homeless portraits shot at Christmas eve in a studio over five years.
- Off fiction, an on going series that draws a map of our time being through a visual anthology of movies’ extras.
- Anthropocene - book released in 2013
He has exhibited his work at the Arles photo festival, The Paris contemporary Museum - Palais de Tokyo, The GZ gallery and the Colette gallery in Paris.
He works for various Newspaper and magazines: Le Monde, M- Magazine, Vanity Fair, Elle, Jalouse ...