member of the In-Public street photography collective.
Work held in the following public collections:
Born in Montbrison, France in 1969, self-taught photographer, Agou grew up in a small town in the Forez region, on the eastern side of the Massif Central. Early 1990s, Agou made documentary-style photographs in both black and white and color which take an allusive approach. Moved to New York City 1996 He began taking photographs in the streets that evoked a sense of longing and isolation. He first came to prominence with photographs taken in the New York City Subway, published in his book Life Below in 2004
In 2002 Agou returned to Forez. He travelingto the lesser-known parts of the region gettingt to know a community of family farmers whose identities deeply rooted to the land. Photographing them at work and at home resulted in Face au Silence / In the Face of Silence, a documentary about rural life in early twenty-first century. Winning him the European Publishers Award for Photography 2010 and publication in six editions and in six languages.
He became a member of the In-Public street photography collective in 2005.
Agou died in September 2015 of cancer. RIP my friend