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The Christophe Gaillard Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Stéphane Couturier within its walls, Monumental, an occasion to present several as yet unseen photo- graphs from series acclaimed across the globe.

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Since the 1990s, Stéphane Couturier (born in 1957) has pounded the pavements of cities, making urban architecture and its contemporary transformations the main subject of his photographs. In his first works, he revealed anonymous urban transformations (Archéolo- gies urbaines, 1995–1998; Monuments, 1999– 2002) before turning his attention to the architecture of cities constructed ex nihilo by …

Since the 1990s, Stéphane Couturier (born in 1957) has pounded the pavements of cities, making urban architecture and its contemporary transformations the main subject of his photographs. In his first works, he revealed anonymous urban transformations (Archéolo- gies urbaines, 1995–1998; Monuments, 1999– 2002) before turning his attention to the architecture of cities constructed ex nihilo by twentieth-century architects (such as Chandigarh designed by Le Corbusier, Brasilia by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, or the Cité Climat de France in Algiers by Fernand Pouillon). Since 2004, the …