Amaury da Cunha – 2020 laureate of the Randell Cottage Writers Residence [fr]
As part of the Randell Cottage writing programme, the next writer in Residence, Amaury da Cunha, will spend 5 months in Aotearoa from January until June 2020.
Amaury da Cunha, writer and photographer, was born in Paris in 1976.
After studies in modern literature, he went to the Arles National Superior School of Photography (ENSP) and graduated in 2000.
In 2009, his first book of images and texts, Saccades, was published by Yellow Now. Après tout was released by Caillou Bleu in November 2012, coinciding with his first personal exhibition in Paris for Photography Month.
The year 2015 saw the publication of his first collection of love stories around the concept of the ‘photographic image’, Fond de l’œil, at Rouergue, as well as a third monographic book, Incidences, published by Filigranes.
In March 2017, Rouergue published an autobiographical story, Histoire souterraine. Just over a year later in May 2018, the H’artpon publishing house released Demeure, a book of images accompanied by texts written by Sylvie Gracia.
He has been working for the newspaper “Le Monde” as a photo journalist since 2008, contributing to the literary supplement.
The Randell Cottage is a Writer in Residence programme established by the Randell Cottage Trust in partnership with the Embassy of France in New Zealand. Each year, through this programme, a writer with a remarkable talent is invited for a 5-month residence.