Bio


Award winning photographer / Specialized in #environmental + #culturalheritage issues / National Geographic Explorer 2019 / Creating #virtualreality ecosystems / Based in South America.   

Whether in the Arctic documenting the Caribou people dealing with climate change, or following traditional Peruvian dancers living in the favellas of Lima, Villaume listens to the concerns of the locals and his work is characteristic of their voices–capturing images that document their daily lives. He works with various international NGO’s and cultural institutions including UNESCO, and his work has been published in international magazines such as Mother Jones, The Week, Boston Globe, Grands Reportages, National Geographic Newswatch, Americas Quarterly and several South American medias…

Villaume’s work reflects his strong commitment and sensitivity to human relationships with nature, using a powerful combination of images, sounds and immersive storytelling technics. He travels the world with cameras and microphones looking for unexpected encounters with people we normally cannot reach, and then shares the emotional impact of these conversations with everyone through his work. Russia, China, Mongolia, and Laos are countries which have deeply influenced him. But it is especially with the South American people that he has developed strong links over time. He now lives between Lima and Paris.

Deeply concerned with both the richness and fragility of biocultural diversity, he has created the French association Conversations du Monde. Funded in 2004, this organization started with producing a major multimedia exhibition at the UNESCO head offices in Paris, promoting Quechua’s deep oral tradition and culture, using the emotional power of combined digital arts: photography, videos, recordings and Internet. Since then Conversations du Monde has developed more than 40 venues around the world, from well known museums to very remote communities places, spreading the voices on environmental issues and solutions.

Award winning photographer / Specialized in #environmental + #culturalheritage issues / National Geographic Explorer 2019 / Creating #virtualreality ecosystems / Based in South America.   

Whether in the Arctic documenting the Caribou people dealing with climate change, or following traditional Peruvian dancers living in the favellas of Lima, Villaume listens to the concerns of the locals and his work is characteristic of their voices–capturing images that document their daily lives. He works with various international NGO’s and cultural institutions including UNESCO, and his work has been published in international magazines such as Mother Jones, The Week, Boston Globe, Grands Reportages, National Geographic Newswatch, Americas Quarterly and several South American medias…

Villaume’s work reflects his strong commitment and sensitivity to human relationships with nature, using a powerful combination of images, sounds and immersive storytelling technics. He travels the world with cameras and microphones looking for unexpected encounters with people we normally cannot reach, and then shares the emotional impact of these conversations with everyone through his work. Russia, China, Mongolia, and Laos are countries which have deeply influenced him. But it is especially with the South American people that he has developed strong links over time. He now lives between Lima and Paris.

Deeply concerned with both the richness and fragility of biocultural diversity, he created the French association Conversations du Monde. Funded in 2004, this organization started with producing a major multimedia exhibition at the UNESCO head offices in Paris, promoting Quechua’s deep oral tradition and culture, using the emotional power of combined digital arts: photography, videos, recordings and Internet. Since then Conversations du Monde has developed more than 40 venues around the world, from well known museums to very remote communities places, spreading the voices on environmental issues and solutions.

Conversations du monde


Conversations du Monde focuses on environmental awareness & cultural empowerment. We create interactive multimedia exhibitions and rich immersive experiences, to transform passive observers into active explorers and ultimately change makers.

Conversations du Monde focuses on environmental awareness & cultural empowerment. We create interactive multimedia exhibitions and rich immersive experiences, to transform passive observers into active explorers and ultimately change makers.

CONVERSATIONS DU MONDE
INDIGENOUS VOICES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
ANDEAN FORESTS VR
LAND OF SNOW LEOPARD
PEOPLE & PLANTS
VOICES FROM THE ANDES

Exhibitions


  • MAC - FESTIVAL NATURALEZA, Peru, July 2019
  • SERFOR FEST, Peru, Lima, July 2019
  • PUCP Climate Change Week, Peru, June 2019
  • PLATAFORMA CIENCIA ABIERTA, Portugal, Feb 2018
  • UNIVERSIDAD RAFAEL URDANETA, Venezuela, Dec 2017
  • GAID 2017 , The Future of Food, France, June 2017
  • American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, July 2017
  • Centro Cultural Chacao “LA CAJA”, Caracas, Nov 2014
  • Alianza Francesa de Lima, Peru, Oct 2014
  • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TAJIKISTAN, Dushanbe, Aug 2013
  • CCM, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador, June 2013
  • ARTLIMA 2013, Lima, Peru
  • MUSEO METROPOLITANO, Lima, April 2013
  • ILO, Geneva, Switzerland , August 2012
  • Red Allianza Francesa in Peru /Arequipa, Chiclayo, Trujillo/ 2013
  • UNITED NATIONS Headquarters, New York, USA, May 2012
  • SMITHSONIAN, National Museum of the American Indians, USA, 2011
  • CWE Conversations with the Earth Festival, Oxford , March 2011
  • UNITED STATES SOCIAL FORUM, New York, USA , June 2010
  • ICCC and the right of Mother Earth, Bolivia, April 2010
  • International Society for Ethnobiology Congress, Canada, 2010
  • ICTD 2010 (UNESCO), London, Dec 2010
  • COP 16, Cancun, Mexico, Nov 2010
  • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK, Copenhaguen, Dec-Jan 2009
  • KLIMAFORUM, Copenhaguen, Dec 2009
  • BIONEERS, California, USA, Oct 2009
  • CENTRO MIRO QUESADA, Lima, Peru, June 2009
  • BIONEERS, California, USA, Oct 2009
  • MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPOREANO, Arequipa, Peru, May 2009
  • EXPEDITION DAYS FESTIVAL, La Grave, France, Jan 2008
  • MUSEO METROPOLITANO, Quito, Ecuador, Feb. 2007
  • Salon de l’ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan. 2007
  • MUSEO BANCO CENTRAL, Cuenca, Ecuador, Dec. 2006
  • Salon de l’ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Loja, Ecuador, Nov. 2006
  • UNESCO, Paris headquarters, France, Feb. 2006
  • MUSEO NACIONAL DE ETNOGRAFIA, La Paz, Bolivia, June 2005
  • CENTRO CULTURAL SIMON I PATINO, Bolivia, Aug. 2005
  • CASA DE LA LIBERTAD, Sucre, Bolivia, Sept. 2005

Honors & Awards:


  • TEDx talk: “Pictures for actions”| Lima, Peru
  • Selected winner | 2013 Latin American Illustration and American Photography
  • Performance Awards of Humanity Photo Awards 2013 | People category
  • Chosen winner | 2012 American Illustration and American Photography
  • 3 Honorable Mentions in Editorial, Photoessay and Feature story | IPA 2012
  • 1st Prize | Portrait category | HPA Humanity Photo Award 2006
  • 2nd Prize | People Category | International Photography Award 2008 NP

Contacts


NV Exhibitions map / 2004-2019


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