About Rémi Chauvin
Rémi Chauvin (b. 1985, Australia) graduated with degrees in journalism and fine arts, majoring in photography from the University of Tasmania in 2010. He immediately started working as a photographer for the largest Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury, and soon thereafter was employed full-time as the senior photographer for Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), where he remained for six years.
Rémi’s images have been frequently published across Australia’s largest media outlets such as The Guardian, The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Monthly and Crikey, and have graced the arts pages of various news organisations across the globe, such as The New York Times, BBC, Time and Vice.
His work at Mona regularly involved the documentation of exhibitions held at the museum for the production of high-end commercial exhibition catalogues, of which he has done for the likes of Marina Abramović.
Through his freelance work, Rémi has been commissioned by The Guardian for feature stories on the effects of climate change on low-lying atolls in the Pacific, and on the incarceration of refugees on Nauru by Australia, amongst other smaller commissions.
He has been a finalist in various prizes such as the National Photographic Portraiture Prize (Aus), the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize (Aus), the Head On Photography Portrait & Landscape prizes, and has exhibited within the Head On Photography Festival in Australia, and internationally as a part of PhotoWerk in Berlin.
He has recently been awarded the 2018 Rosamond McCulloch funded residency, for which he will spend four months documenting life in the outer Parisian suburbs, exploring inequality, racism and the fracturing of identity in France.
Rémi was also selected as one of 12 photographers to take part in VII Photo Agency’s 2018 Tutor Program, focusing on Human Rights and Visual Storytelling, taught by Ed Kashi in Milan.