34-murder-formation-02, Shirakawa-go, Toyama pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
34-murder-formation-02, Shirakawa-go, Toyama pref., Japan
medium:
Archival pigment print
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 914mm — height 47.99inch x width 35.98inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
05-murder-st-andrews-cross-spider-01-Takeo City, Saga pref. Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
05-murder-st-andrews-cross-spider-01-Takeo City, Saga pref. Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 610mm x width 457mm — height 24.02inch x width 17.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
07-murder-st-andrews-cross-spider-02-Takeo City, Saga pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
07-murder-st-andrews-cross-spider-02-Takeo City, Saga pref., Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 610mm x width 457mm — height 24.02inch x width 17.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
33-murder-formation-01, Shirakawa-go, Toyama pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
33-murder-formation-01, Shirakawa-go, Toyama pref., Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 914mm — height 47.99inch x width 35.98inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
11-murder-forest, Kintetsu, Beppu, Oita pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
11-murder-forest, Kintetsu, Beppu, Oita pref, Japan
medium:
Archival pigment print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 914mm — height 47.99inch x width 35.98inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
09-murder-bamboo-structure-02, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
09-murder-bamboo-structure-02, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
08-murder-bamboo-structure-01, Fukuoka, Fukoaka pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
08-murder-bamboo-structure-01, Fukuoka, Fukoaka pref., Japan
medium:
Archival pigment print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
06-murder-dusk-01, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
06-murder-dusk-01, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival pigment print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
53-murder-dusk-03, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
53-murder-dusk-03, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival pigment print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
52-murder-dusk-02, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
52-murder-dusk-02, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
37-murder-scarecrow, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
37-murder-scarecrow, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
36-murder-kanazawa-02, Ishikawa pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
36-murder-kanazawa-02, Ishikawa pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 1626mm x width 1219mm — height 64.02inch x width 47.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
35-murder-kanazawa-01, Ishikawa pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
35-murder-kanazawa-01, Ishikawa pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 1626mm x width 1219mm — height 64.02inch x width 47.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
29-murder-horus, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
29-murder-horus, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 2032mm x width 1524mm — height 80.00inch x width 60.00inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
26-murder-jeanne-darc-05, Ste-Marguerite, Canada
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
26-murder-jeanne-darc-05, Ste-Marguerite, Canada
medium:
Archival Pigment Print on Japanese silk
date created:
1982 — date printed: 2019
dimensions:
height 775mm x width 966mm — height 30.51inch x width 38.03inch
info/price:
25-murder-after-the-fight-02, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
25-murder-after-the-fight-02, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival pigment print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 1626mm x width 1219mm — height 64.02inch x width 47.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
24-murder-after-the-fight-01, Takeo City, Saga Pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
24-murder-after-the-fight-01, Takeo City, Saga Pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 1626mm x width 1219mm — height 64.02inch x width 47.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
22-murder-ravens, Beppu, Oita pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
22-murder-ravens, Beppu, Oita pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 610mm x width 457mm — height 24.02inch x width 17.99inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
15-murder-fight-03, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
15-murder-fight-03, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 1626mm — height 47.99inch x width 64.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
17-murder-fight-05, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
17-murder-fight-05, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 1626mm — height 47.99inch x width 64.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
14-murder-fight-02, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
14-murder-fight-02, Takeo City, Saga pref, Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 1626mm — height 47.99inch x width 64.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
04-murder-cedar-hedge, Fukuoka, Fukuoka pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
04-murder-cedar-hedge, Fukuoka, Fukuoka pref., Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
03-murder-bamboo-forest, Takeo city, Saga pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
03-murder-bamboo-forest, Takeo city, Saga pref., Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
01-murder-metal-structure, Kanazawa, Ishikawa pref. Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
01-murder-metal-structure, Kanazawa, Ishikawa pref. Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 1219mm x width 914mm — height 47.99inch x width 35.98inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
02-murder-remains, Takeo city, Saga pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
02-murder-remains, Takeo city, Saga pref., Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 813mm x width 610mm — height 32.01inch x width 24.02inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
56-murder-flight-01, Takeo city, Saga pref., Japan
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
56-murder-flight-01, Takeo city, Saga pref., Japan
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 610mm x width 813mm — height 24.02inch x width 32.01inch
editions:
5 + 2 AP's
info/price:
19-murder-jeanne-darc-02, Ste-Marguerite, Canada
artist(s):
GUILLAUME SIMONEAU
title:
19-murder-jeanne-darc-02, Ste-Marguerite, Canada
medium:
Archival Pigment Print on Japanese silk
date created:
1982 — date printed: 2019
dimensions:
height 775mm x width 965mm — height 30.51inch x width 37.99inch
info/price:

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IBASHO is proud to introduce the body of work 'Murder' created by the Canadian photographer Guillaume Simoneau (1978). When he was a child, Guillaume Simoneau's family adopted a nest of baby crows orphaned from a fallen tree. Photographs from this time, taken by Simoneau's mother, a poet and painter, are set in dialogue with Simoneau's works, produced in the Spring of 2016 and 2017 in Japan. Evoking the post-war masterpiece 'Karasu' [Ravens] by the Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase, Simoneau's series 'Murder' explores the ambivalent and shifting figure of the crow; at once a symbol of intimacy and an omen of turbulent times. 'A murder of crows' is also the collective noun for a group of crows. In 'Murder' Simoneau takes tropes of life and death and interweaves them, creating space for alternative stories. 'Murder' does not express existentialist anxiety, contrary to Fukase's 'Ravens'. Instead, it displays a fascination for situations in which vulnerability and power are found together. On his travels through Japan, Simoneau consciously retraced the steps of Fukase, who journeyed to these same places. The shots of his travels in Japan also feature people, landscapes and views. At first sight a diversion, these images lend the whole series a layeredness and a depth. What Simoneau presents to us is a vivid place where light and dark exist together in a tight embrace.

'Murder' premiered at the international photography festival Rencontres d'Arles earlier this year and has been published by MACK London.

Montreal based Guillaume Simoneau (1978) began his independent studies in photography after completing a diploma in applied science. Today his practice is split between personal projects and editorial & commercial assignments.