歐黑理安・維列特 Aurélien Villette 法國 b.1982
維列特是法國的攝影藝術家，生於1982年，於巴黎近郊的勒舍奈 (Le Chesnay)。對他來說，攝影是一種旅行。從他投身攝影生涯開始，他已旅行過三十餘個國家，他總是對於不同的社會國家歷史抱持著無盡的好奇心，他對於世界的想像是由廢墟塑造出來的。他熱衷於追逐那些“建築傀儡”，因為它們代表了理解人性的關鍵。
“Certain places are sometimes forgotten after a glorious activity, therefore they suffer the test of time. When they are not reconverted, those places take away with their destruction the souvenirs of their ancient splendor, which is why I find it important to immortalize them.” ~ Aurélien Villette
Aurélien Villette is a French photographer born in 1982 in Le Chesnay, near Paris. To him, photography is about travelling. Since the beginning of his career, he visited more than 30 countries, with an endless curiosity to encounter new societies and histories. His vision of the world is shaped by the motif of ruins. He is passionate by those “architectural palimpsests”, as he likes to call them, in that they represent a key to understand Humanity.
His mesmerizing work seems to challenge our notion of “heritage”. Why were those places abandoned? Should they be conserved? Should we consider them as the failure of men’s ambitions, or rather as the transitory state of our History? But more importantly… How looking at our past can tell us something about our present? The truth is, what we choose to abandon is a part of who we are, it stands as a determinant factor of our collective identity. Half way between photography and anthropology, Aurélien Villette stands as an accomplished artist, and in 2012 he obtained the jury’s congratulations at the SFR Young Talents Contest.