Theo, 2009 As the miners poured out, Gonnord would be waiting in his makeshift studio. “I couldn’t keep them hanging around, so I had to be very fast.” The men were asked to wash their faces as best they could and then present themselves for the camera however they wanted. “A closeup, in silence, with just one spot of light, 10 minutes maximum.”

Going under: portraits of the last coal miners

Pierre Gonnord spent five years shooting Spain’s last generation of coal miners the moment they finished their shifts – an important record of a disappearing community


"The French-born artist Pierre Gonnord (b. now based in Spain, has enjoyed great success throughout Europe for years, arriving in the United States as a master portraitist of the dark underbelly of global civilization", Hasted Kraeutler, New York.

Пронзительные портреты пиренейских цыган в стиле старинных картин • НОВОСТИ В ФОТОГРАФИЯХ

For The Dream Goes Over Time, Madrid-based photographer Pierre Gonnord honors the lives of the last remaining nomadic people in the Portuguese Alentejo through a collection of intimate portraits shot in the style of Old Master paintings.

yohji yamamoto preparing his fall winter 2002/03 collection by donata wenders

petrole: yohji yamamoto preparing his fall winter collection by donata wenders