Photo credits : Philippe Grollier

Mathis Benestebe is a 21-year-old photographer. Born in Saint-Nazaire, he lives in Toulouse and graduated the ETPA photography school with jury honors in 2023. His work revolves around intimacy, autobiography and lack. He wishes to testify the importance of memory in the construction of identity.
For Mathis, photography acts as tangible proof of its own reality. He is a control photographer, he likes to think and plan. As if to materialize impalpable symbols as accurately as possible, he carefully chooses each element of his images. He is striving to find emotion where it hides.

Exhibitions / Projections :

- «Chimères»,  Rûm collective exhibition, OAG Kulturverein, Graz, december 2023
- «Chimères», Trigone projection, Carla-Bayle, november 2023
- «Je vous pri de dire que je suis vivan*», La clique projection, Centre d’art et de photographie de Lectoure, september 2023
- «Chimères», exhibition, Galerie des Publics, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, may 2023
- «Chimères», exhibition, Le Cenquatre Paris, Circulation(s) festival, march 2023
- «Chimères», Queer Rising collective exhibition, La Fabrique, Toulouse, june 2022
- «Le dernier fil de la corde», Jeune Photographie Occitanie projection, ImageSingulières, Sète, april 2022
- «Chimères», exhibition, Espace Diversité Laïcité, Toulouse, may 2022

Publications :

- «Ventricule gauche», publication, Der Greif Guest Room, december 2023
- «Chimères», publication, Rûm, december 2023
- «Black-out», publication, Fisheye magazine, november 2023
- «Ventricule gauche», publication, See-zeen, november 2023
- «Ventricule gauche», publication, Premier exemplaire magazine, september 2023
- «Am Stram», publication LightReadings, august 2023
- «Chimères», publication, i-D Vice, may 2023
- «Chimères», publication, Télérama, march 2023
- «Chimères», publication, Les coups de coeur Fisheye, march 2022