Remi Coignet is a French freelance editor and writer on photography
Episode 164: Remi Coignet is a writer and editor on photography based in France.
His work is super important to the lexicon of photography as we know it presently. In some ways his three volumes of conversations are humbled by their titles. They are not simple Conversations about photography. They are articulate and well-researched interviews with some of photography’s most important living artists. Remi’s work in photography over the past decade cannot be understated. He has championed projects, given copiously to the medium through his efforts and continues to be a bastion of good will towards artists working within the medium.
His new book in the trilogy of books entitled Conversations 3 is a brilliant continuation of his previous two volumes. In Conversations 3 Remi catches up with Edmund Clark, Sophie Ristleheuber, Sophie Calle, Dayanita Singh, William Klein and Pino Musi amongst others. The conversations are in depth and I for one, as a conversationalist am a bit humbled at their scope. Remi facilitates an incredible and in-depth conversation. He is prepared, calm and the flow of the conversations are masterful.
In this episode we speak about Remi’s background and work and how we both see the terrain of writing and photography at the present moment. I make the argument at one point that Remi’s work is super important not only because of his skill, but because of the relative vacuum of similar attempts. Not only is his work incredibly nuanced, but there really are very few people contributing to the medium the way he is. I hope he does not stop…Please tune in!