Xavier Dumont was born in 1963. He grew up in the north of France, in Lille where he still lives and works.

 

A doctor for 20 years, he has always been a photographer just like Jules, his great grandfather, and Alexander, his grandfather. He is the heir of a long family tradition. His father, Pierre, famous for his portraits and the way he looks at the region’s industrial heritage, introduced him to photography when he was just a boy.

 

However, it is in the darkness of the family laboratory that he will discover a real passion and then perfect his art. His medicine studies and now his job - which he chose – did not kill his desire to exercise his passion.

 

In fact, almost all of his free time, is dedicated to it. In 2012, a meeting with Lille’s gallery owner, Valerie Lefebvre, helps to reveal his artwork to the public in a collective showcase. In the spring of 2013, an exclusive exhibition of his series "Street View Asia" is a success.

 

The same year, his best photographs are displayed at the international and prestigious “Lille Art Fair” in France. He finds inspiration from his travels or in scenes of street life. From the bustling cities of Asia to the teeming city of London, his photos restore movement and impulse. With the images from his travels, he questions the universal issues of the passing of time, and the meaning of life.

 

Translation thank Soren Healy

© 2013 Xavier Dumont 

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