A photojournalist until the mid-1990s, Alexis Cordesse (France, b. 1971) explores the relationship between photography and historical narratives by associating images with texts and sounds. His work has been shown at Documenta XI (Kassel, Germany, 2002), the International Center of Photography (New York, 2003), and the Nicéphore Niépce Museum (Chalon-sur-Saône, France, 2021). Permanent collections holding Cordesse’s work include the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, and the Collection Neuflize OBC (France). Cordesse has been awarded the Lucien and Rodolf Hervé Prize (2010) and the Arcimboldo Prize (2011).