Pascal AIMAR was born in Paris in 1961, where he still lives and works. From 1979 to 1982 he studied photography at CFT Gobelins and upon graduation began to work as a photographer’s assistant in fashion and advertising. He then collaborated with Libération newspaper. From 1986 to 1991 his work was distributed by the Vu agency. In 1987 Pascal moved to New York where he lived for three years. In 1991, in Barcelona, he exhibited “NYC”, a black and white work on New York accompanied by a soundtrack of the city’s ambient noise. This work was exhibited in France in 1994 and 1995, in Villeneuve-sur-Lot and then in Paris.
Having spent three years in Barcelona, he returned to Paris in 1993 and joined the Tendance Floue photographers’collective in 1996. Since then, Pascal has divided his time between photography work and documentary making for TV. He has taken part in numerous exhibition, screening and publishing projects with Tendance Floue:
• Project support award at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles 2002, for a project entitled “Car En Sac” (ordinary drivers).
• Exhibition of “Car En Sac” at the Picto photo gallery in Paris in 2003, in 2004 at the Dutch Institute as part of their photo month, and subsequently in 2005 at the Amsterdam museum of Photography.
• He made a 37-minute documentary on the Tendance Floue photographers’ collective, a film presented by Raymond Depardon and screened at the antique Roman theatre in Arles, as part of the Rencontres Internationales de la photographie d’Arles, on 4 July 2006.
• July 2008: exhibition of “Figures” at the Tendance Floue gallery during the Arles festival.
• February 2011: exhibition of “Figures” at the Filles du Calvaire gallery in Paris.
• Numerous collaborations with the French and international press (Le Monde, Libération, Géo, l’Express, Telerama, Newsweek…)
• March 2012: Pascal is represented in corporate photography by the CAPA Pictures agency.