Téléphone ─ + 33 (0)6 11 61 68 96
E-mail ─ michelmonteaux@gmail.com

Michel Monteaux is assistant director for cinema in France, prior to settling in the eighties in Los Angeles. He establishes himself as a professional photographer for editorial and advertising illustration. Passionate about the high desert, he opens a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico and concentrates on portraits and reportage with a particular interest in American and Mexican folk art. He returns to France in the mid-90s, and continues his photographic work for the press and major corporate companies.
He also persues a personal body of work which questions our place in the environment and our relationship to different forms of reality.

« … A man of restless questioning about his place among the others, and the place of others in him. This long quest, Michel Monteaux will never let go. It is his motor and his soul.  »
Fabrice Gaignault in introduction to the GANDHI EXPRESS exhibition.


2018  ─  Galerie Marie Robin: Polaroids et Bonsais 
           ─  Salon International de la Photo de Riedisheim: Gandhi Express
2017  ─  Abbaye Royale de Saint Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre : La Route du Lin
2015  ─  Abbaye Royale de Saint Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre : Au bord du Monde
2014  ─  Abbaye Royale de Saint Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre : Vertiges
2012  ─  Shanghai International Art Photography Festival : Shanghai, In mutation
2011  ─  Mois de l’Image à Dieppe, France : Portraits de Famille Imposée
2010  ─  Mois du Graphisme à Échirolles, France : USA Blues
2009  ─  Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, France : Gandhi Express
2005  ─  Rencontres Internationales de Lurs, France : 110 Images
2004  ─  Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France : RTE
2003  ─  Centre Beaubourg, Paris, France : Les 50 ans du livre de Poche
1991  ─  Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, USA : The Mini Show
1988  ─  College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, USA : Selection 88


Agadir, ville impassible  ─  Editions Azigzao, Maroc- Hassan Wabhi
Vertiges  ─  Terre Bleue Éditions, France
Gandhi Express  ─  Buchet-Chastel, France – Fabrice Gaignault
Southwestern Indian Jewelry  ─  Abbeville Press, USA – Dexter Cerrillo
The Spirit of Palestine  ─  The Noble Heritage Foundation, UK – Essays
The Art of Ojime  ─  Abrams, USA – Robert Kinsey
The Spirit of Folk Art  ─  Abrams, USA – Henry Glassy
Behind the Mask in Mexico  ─  Abrams, USA – Janet Brody Esser


Marie-Claire, Elle, Libération, Lire, La Vie, W Magazine, VanityFair, Le Monde, Géo, Spiegel…

International stories

Kosovo, Nicaragua, Mexico, Israël, Palestine, Libanon, Nothern ireland, United States, Zambia, India, Liberia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, China, Albania…


Alstom Transport, Alstom Power, Arcelor-Mittal, Lafarge, RTE, St Gobain, Hachette, Total…

Lens Art Photography 2015  ─  Special mention
Hasselblad Masters 2010  ─  Finalist, catégory : EDITORIAL