Since 2011, Jérémie Jung is a French photographer with an interest for the Baltic area, a corner of Europe with a high cultural and geopolitical tension.
In 2013 he initiated a long-term project on the Estonian island of Kihnu that was screened during the Night of the Year
at the Rencontres d'Arles
in 2014, exhibited at the Festival Photo de Mer in Vannes in 2015, at the Musée Albert-Kahn
in Boulognes-Billancourt (Paris) and at the Boréales Festival in Normandy in 2016. He continued his work on Estonian identities in 2014 with a subject on the Seto culture that led to an exhibition at the Estonian National Museum
, then at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris in 2015, and the following year at the Abbaye aux Dames in Caen. He won the ANI-PixTrakk award during the Festival Visa pour l'image
in 2017 for his series about Setomaa. In 2018 his work about Kihnu and Setomaa was exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay
in Paris. His first book
on his Estonian work entitled "Au Large du Temps
" was published in April 2018 (Imogene Editions
). In 2019, his work on the Russian-Estonian and the Seto identity border was exhibited at the Rencontres d'Arles
within the exhibition Walls of Power
Jérémie Jung's work is represented by the agency Signatures, maison de photographes since 2013. He is also a member of the photographer's cooperative Inland since 2019.
Jung has a degree from the Faculté des Arts Plastiques de Strasbourg (France, 2001) and also was trained as a photojournalist at l'EMI-CFD (Paris, 2011).
(photo, Karina Mesarošová)