French photographer of Asian descent, Tiane Doan na Champassak (1973), based in Provence, was first recognized for his documentary work (Agence Vu) before exploring a more artistic approach. His photography is driven by a fascination for gender identity issues, revealing a decidedly aesthetic sensibility. For each body of work, print or publication, he seeks out the most appropriate techniques, materials and formats.


In 2011, he self-published two books employing vernacular photography found online and in 2012 he published Tantra, The Father of Pop Dance and Spleen and Ideal. He received the SCAM portfolio prize and was Laureate of the Villa Médicis Hors-les-Murs program, both in 2001.


Group and solo exhibitions

• “Lenin Sarani”, Format festival, Derby, UK, March 2013

• “Spleen and Ideal”, East Wing Gallery, Paris-Photo, November 2012

• “Spleen and Ideal”, Le Plac’Art Photo, Paris, November 2012

• “Spleen and Ideal”, East Wing Gallery, Unseen photo fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2012

• “Between the Lines”, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium, May 2012

• “Crossing Lalibela”, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Washington, DC June - October 2011

• “Kolkata”, Metropolis 2.0, The Empty Quarter GALLERY, Dubai, UAE, October 2011

• “Kolkata”, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2011, The Netherlands, September 2011

• “No Photo - Palimpseste”, Le Plac d’Art Photo, Paris, October 2011

• “Kolkata”, FotoGrafia festival in 2010, Rome, Italy, September 2010

• “No Photo”, ARTANTIQUE, Utrecht, Netherlands, April 2010

• “Imagine”, group show, Kahmann GALLERY, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 2009 - February 2010

• “Corpus”, Kahmann GALLERY, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2009

• “Eunuchs,” Angkor Photography Festival, Cambodia, November 2007

• “Credo - India”, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2007, The Netherlands, September 2007

• “1/1000th at 2.8,” European House of Photography, November 2006

• “Ecstasy” IMAGES’04, Vevey (Switzerland), September 2004

• “Perspectives on ten new European capitals,” Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, May 2004



• Prix SCAM 2001 for the photographic portfolio of the reportage “Maha Kumbha Mela - India”

• Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs 2001 for the reportage “Laos: les voix ancestrales du Champassak”

• Young Report 1997 Photographer Award for “L’Inde: berceau de la civilisation rom”, Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation