Olivier Remualdo is a French photographer born in Nice. He graduated in Business and Fine Arts. Since 2004, he regularly travels to India. His work, generally in black and white, focuses mainly on the human being, both in photojournalism and portraiture.
He started working on his project about Sadhus in April 2009, in Varanasi. This first trip was following by two other journeys, in Haridwar Maha Kumbh Mellah (2010), and Omkareshwar (2011), to complete the portraiture work. Over these three occasions, more than 110 Sadhus were photographed and interviewed.
In 2011 he walked over 600 kilometres in the Himalaya from Rishikesh to the source of the Ganges. He accomplished this traditional pilgrimage “Yatra” alone, walking with Sadhus over some portions of the journey.
His photographs have been shown at Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris, and exhibited at several museums (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, Asian Art Museum of Nice – MAMAC, André Villers Photography Museum in Mougins), etc. He has received several awards and distinctions. Among them: “Prix Lucien Clergue” (2011) and “Grand Prize Winner” at the “Best Blurb Books Contest” San Francisco (2009).
In May 2013, he founded a publishing company to publish “Sadhus”, his second book after the City of Cannes’ edition of “Vive (la) Republique!”. The first French edition of the “Sadhus” book is sold-out.
He lives between the French Riviera and Paris. He shares his time between his author’s work, and institutional & corporate commissions in various domains, such as architecture, decoration, gastronomy, portraiture, etc.