The Alep pine tree is indeed Mediterranean, from the Middle-East to Provence. Its needles exhibit a shining green that never fades. From Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy de Provence, to Courdouan in the Toulon harbour, the branches of the Alep pine tree lean and provide shade on a land of luminous ochre. Here, the trees let us perceive the Arles hospital, a heritage monument with a contrasted architecture.
Born in 1986 in Mâcon, France, lives and works in Marseille. Graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in 2010 and from the Institute for Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence. Vivien worked as a press attaché for contemporary art shows and then for the development of a video festival in Paris and Berlin. His photographic work addresses the action of Man on landscapes and the redefinition of use and notion of territories. The “Hort de Dieu” series was shortlisted as finalist for the “Bourse du talent #68 Space. Landscape. Architecture”. Vivien’s work has been exhibited in Arles, Paris, Venice, New York. His photographs have also been published in the Der Greif and Maps magazines as well as in on-line publications.