Stephan is represented by Olivier Castaing, owner of the SCHOOL GALLERY, in Paris.
Stephan Gladieu began his career in 1989, covering war and social issues, travelling throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Reporter in his early days, very quickly used the portrait to illustrate the human condition around the world.
Today he still produces reports and portrait series for international magazines, but he focuses mainly on his personal and artistic work through portrait series whose DNA is the colour and rigorous composition.
He likes the iconic character of an image, its frontality, its readability and the boundary between real and unreal.
His last series are mainly done in Asia and Africa.
Nowadays, Stephan Gladieu’s work is published in leading publications in France and internationally.
North Korea, Actes Sud, 2020.
Women: The futur of Africa published by the World Bank 2018.
The Central African Republic: Hope and resilience published by the World Bank 2017.
Hip Hop culture published by Somogy editions d’art 2011.
Fenêtre sur Courts (Windows on Court – Roland Garros), published by Intervalles in 2007.
Destins de Harkis (Harakie Destiny), published by Autrement in 2003.
Femmes Afghanes (Afghan Women), published by Hoëbeke in 2001.
Afghans, published by Autrement in 2001.
– North Koreans, Rencontres d’Arles 2020 (Cancelled or postponed / Covid)
– Terre de Mixité, Stade de France 2020 (Postponed / Covid)
– North Koreans, Herero, Maï-Maï.Paris Photo 2018.- Herero, Maï Maï and Surma, London Photo, London, 2018
– Herero, Realportraitik #1, School Gallery, Paris 2018
– Central Africa World Bank, USA, Washington 2017
– Central Africa, Musée Branly, Paris 2016
– French Handcraft, LVMH Fondation, Paris 2016
– For The World Bank. ” The year of woman’s empowerment”, Paris/ Washington 2016
– Caen War Memorial, Destins de Harkis France 2012
– North Station Paris, Portraits, France 2011
– Plaine Commune, terre de création, Stade de France 2010
– Various portraits, Galerie Artcurial, Paris, 2008
– Destins de Harkis (Algerian War), at the” Musée de l’Armée des Invalides”, Paris 2003
– Destins de Harkis (Algerian War), at the Archives Municipales de Marseille, 2004
– Destins de Harkis (Algerian War), at the Centre Culturel de Sucy, Nov 2004
– The life under Talibans in Afghanistan, in Paris, 2001
– The life under Talibans in Afghanistan, at the Bayeux Festival, 2001
Various work, at Visa International Photoreportage Festival in Perpignan, 1998, 2000,2003, 2006, 2008
2018 Finalist Nannen Price
2018 Tokyo International Photo Award
2014 International Photography Award Portrait, USA
2001 Grand Prix at the Festival du Scoop d’Angers France
1993 Best Pictures of the Year, Spain