As part of the Cape Farewell project photographer Gautier Deblonde produced a large series of photographic works that deal with the sense of place, it's transience and fragility. These include portraits of people who live and work in the Arctic: scientists, hunters, Russian coal miners, explorers and those that winter on the Eastern Archipelago. Gautier has begun to include his 'Arctic' work in his exhibitions and on his website. The Svalbard Series is currently touring with the exhibition Art & Climate Change.
Gautier's photographs have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery (1999), Tate Britain (2001), The Tom Blau Gallery, London (2002), La Chambre Claire, Paris (2003), La Maison de' la Photographie, Paris (2007), and The French Institut, Warsaw (2008). As a portrait photographer, his work has appeared widely in the international press.
Gautier grew up in France and came to London to work as a photographer in 1991. A collection of his portraits of artists was published as Artists (Tate, 1999). He also photographed the creation and installation into the Millennium Dome of Ron Mueck Sculpture Boy. This series won a World Press award and was published (Boy, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, 2001) to accompany Mueck's exhibition at the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2002 his photographs of the making of Lynne Ramsay's film Morvern Callar were published as Morvern Callar (Screenpress, 2002).