Antoine D’Agata was born in Marseille in 1961. He left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.
During his time in New York, in 1991 – 1992, D’Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum, but despite his experiences and training in the United States, on return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography.
His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly:Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005.
In 2004 D’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film, Aka Ana, shot in Tokyo in 2006.
Agata’s works H E R E
2005 Manifeste – Le Point du Jour Editeur, France
2005 Psychogéographie – Le Point du Jour Editeur, France
2004 La Ville sans Nom, Le Point du Jour Editeur, France
2004 Stigma, Images en Manoeuvre, France
2003 Insomnia, Images en Manoeuvre, France
2003 Vortex, Éditions Atlantica, France
2001 Hometown, Le Point du Jour Editeur, France
2001 Antoine d’Agata, Centro de Estudios Fotograficos, Spain
1998 Mala Noche, En Vue, France
1998 De Mala Muerte, Le Point du Jour Editeur, France
2004 Le Ventre du Monde (12′)
2006 Aka Ana