Biography

Julien Vallon is a French visual artist whose practice examines the essence of our identity through our bodies. He has made a name for himself with works that celebrate movement and form. Julien's work is regularly exhibited and is part of prestigious museum collections.

Attracted by the narrative and emotional scope of cinema, he has directed several award-winning short films and is currently working on his first feature.

Julien listens to people's bodies, capturing a precise movement, an attitude, and proposes a reflection on our contemporary lives and their histories. Every gesture becomes a word, every movement a sentence. The idea that the body can translate thoughts and feelings, that it expresses itself as a language made up of attitudes and rhythms, defines Julien's visual quest.
He is a fervent advocate of women's empowerment and representation in the industry. His work often challenges societal norms, celebrating diversity and breaking conventional boundaries.

The unique tone and energy of his work has earned him commissions from brands such as Cartier, Nike, Iris Van Herpen, Alaïa, Jean Paul Gaultier and Mugler.

Collection

Julien Vallon's work has been included in the collections of several museums:

- Musée Rodin, Paris
- Centre d’Art Contemporain, Villa Noailles, Hyères

Exhibition

2023 Group Show Museo delle Culture MUDEC, Milano
2022 Group Show International Biennal of Contemporary Photography, Clermont-Ferrand
2021 Group Show PhotoVogue Festival, Milano
2020 Group Show Fashion and Photography International Festival, Villa Noailles, Hyères
2018 Group Show Paris Photo Festival, Paris
2017 Group Show Saint-Germain Photo Festival, Paris
2016 Group Show Havas Gallery, Les Rencontres d’Arles
2014 Group Show FramephotoVogue, Gallery Vogue Leica, Milano

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2015 Solo Show Premier Regard Gallery, Paris

Books

2023 Iris Van Herpen, Sculpting The Senses, Lannoo
2023 The New Stijl, Mendo
2022 The Collection of the Museum at FIT, Taschen
2021 The World Within, Hangar Editions
2020 35e Festival International de Photo, Editions Villa Noailles
2020 +Photographie, Acquisitions Collections Publiques, Bec Editions

Press

2023 Tant qu'il y aura des hommes, by Julia Molkhou
2023 Nowness, by Katie Metcalfe
2022 Corridor Elephant, by Georges Dumas
2021 The Eye of Photography, by Alison Stieven Taylor
2016 Vogue.it, by Alessia Glaviano
2015 It's Nice That, by Maisie Skidmore
2015 The Eye of Photography, by Andy Romanoff

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