© Charles Fréger
© Sandrine Boyer
© Sandrine Boyer

Guest of the Planche(s) Contact Festival in 2010

Charles Fréger was born in 1975 and graduated from the Beaux-Arts Academy of Rouen in 2000. Since then, he has dedicated his work to the poetic and anthropologic representation of social groups: legionnaires, water polo swimmers, English schoolgirls, Finnish synchronized skaters, ex-communist scouts of Budapest, baton twirlers, sumo wrestlers in Japan, Miss Singapore pageant, Russian police apprentices, young Buddhist monks, Buckingham Palace grenadiers, Roman corazzieri, and actors of the Beijing opera… Charles Fréger constantly pursues his series called Portraits Photographiques et Uniformes (Photographic and uniform portraits). His work has been exhibited all over the world and he is the author of 20 books, the last of which, entitled Le dernier Empire (The last empire) is dedicated to the most prestigious army regiments in Europe. He lives and works in Rouen. In Deauville, in 2010, for the first Planche(s) Contact festival, he photographed the young jockey apprentices of the AFASEC School, and the musicians of the Isle of Wight brass band.