Eric Poitevin was born in 1961 in Longuyon (France), he lives and works in Mangiennes (Meuse). He was a resident at the Villa Medicis from 1989 to 1990. Whether they are attached to the faces of veterans of the First World War (1985), to dead deer (1995), to skulls and butterflies (1994), to undergrowth (1995), horse hindquarters (1999-2000), or human body fragments (2001), Eric Poitevin's photographs are the result of progressive decisions. Sometimes requiring months of waiting for the subject of the photograph to succeed in constituting himself as he wishes, then he carefully constructs his image. The light, sometimes natural, is often the subject of real work. Light, format, paper and framing must respond to the density and fragility of each subject represented.