Kevin Couliau articulates the beauty of basketball through photographs and films that express the sport's nature, aesthetics, and culture. Inspired by an early love for the game, the Paris-based photographer and filmmaker searches for stories that reveal basketball's impact on individuals and their communities while demonstrating its universality throughout the world.
Couliaus' acute awareness of sociology, urban design, and architecture converge into the composition and content of his works, and in 2012 culminated in the award-winning documentary Doin’ It In The Park, a film exploring New York City's pick-up basketball history, culture, and global influence.
Through his independent publishing house, Asphalt Chronicles, Kevin distills publications celebrating the aesthetics of grassroots basketball culture. In 2022, he revealed Blacktop Memento, fragments of erosion, a collection of 76 playground close-ups studying the game's imprint on these hallowed territories.When he's not on assignments, Kevin dedicates time throughout the year to Giants Of Africa, a non-profit using basketball to educate and enrich the lives of African youth.
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”Blacktop Memento, fragments of erosion”published by Asphalt Chronicles & Common Practice - 2022“When Basketball Inspires” - 2021published by Trajectoire Studio (featured artist)“The City Game” - 2020published by Rizzoli Electa & MCNY (contributor)
“Asphalt Chronicles #03, Paris” - 2017published by Asphalt Chronicles“Asphalt Chronicles #02, Dakar” - 2016published by Asphalt Chronicles“Asphalt Chronicles #01, Manila” - 2014published by Asphalt Chronicles
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