French photographer born in 1983
Lives in Romainville (France)
Supported project: MP#03
After studying cinema and audiovisual, Ivan Verbitz worked as a camera operator for communication agencies and cultural institutions for ten years before turning to photography in 2015. After further training at the GOBELINS Image School and a year spent as assistant to portrait photographer Philippe Quaisse, he established himself as a freelance photographer.
In parallel to the reports and portraits he produces on commission for institutions, media, publishers, companies and associations, his gaze is focused on architecture, landscape and urban life, documenting both the permanence and the metamorphoses, the constructions and their appropriation by the users.
Series produced during MP#03:
Certains l’aiment projeté
Since moving to the outskirts of Paris, Ivan Verbizh has taken a particular interest in the Trianon de Romainville, a century-old art house cinema that was listed as a historical monument in 1992 and was the setting for the famous TV program La Dernière Séance presented by Eddy Mitchell from 1982 to 1998. An avid cinema-goer from an early age, he visited the theater regularly. Photographing the place, its architecture, the spectators, the dark rooms, the people who work there… At a time when the recovery in arthouse cinema attendance remains fragile, and in the face of the rise in power of platforms, this work aims to show the beauty of this experience.