Opium Series

Photographs taken backstage during a performance of OPM in Las Vegas on November 7, 2019.

Born in Toulouse in 1980, Charles Henry Bédué is a documentary photographer who describes himself as more of a painter than a reporter. In 2003, he graduated from Penninghen School of Graphic Arts in Paris. Over the years, he has developed an approach that lies between figuration and abstraction, being inspired by everyday life.

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