Pierre Gonnord was born in France in 1963. He is a self-taught photographer who now lives and works in Madrid. Pierre Gonnord is celebrated for his photographs of marginal individuals, including Gypsies, punks and immigrants from Eastern Europe. He observes, "I choose my contemporaries in the anonymity of the big cities because their faces, under the skin, narrate unique, remarkable stories about our era. Sometimes hostile or distant, almost always fragile behind the opacity of their masks, they represent specific social realities and another concept of beauty. I also try to approach the unclassifiable, timeless individual, to suggest things that have been repeated over and over since time began."
Since 1988 he has lived and worked in Madrid. He was awarded with the prizes L´Oreal Photography Award, Madrid (2003), Purificación García Award, 3rd place, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (2004). His works have been collected by the University Salamanca, Spain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris and many others. He has had many solo exhibitions in Madrid, Seville, Lisbon, Paris, Barcelona as well as numerous group exhibitions in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, France, and the USA among others.