Born in 1986, Guillaume Bily practices photography since his youth and has an early passion for landscape photography and wildlife. He studied for four years photography at school Etienne-Jules Marey in France. At the age of eighteen, he entered the BIOS agency while continuing his studies at university. 

Recently he has tried to highlight the landscapes and wildlife, always trying to recreate the atmosphere but also the emotion he felt in these wild areas covered during long trips, mostly in the northern hemisphere (Scandinavia, Scotland, Iceland, United States...). 

At first black and white took an important place in his work. In 2008, he was selected by the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Black and White category, and presented his first exhibition devoted entirely to black and white in 2010 at the Festival of Montier-en-Der (France) and then in 2011 in Namur (Belgium). In 2013, with his work ‘‘Flight’’, this time dedicated to the European avifauna, he signed a new monochrome exposure for the festival de l’Oiseau (France). 

In 2012, he left in a solitary journey of four months in Norway and worked about twilight. He started a new work, in color, called “Towards the Dark” in order to account the blue color of the darkness he particularly likes. An exhibition, an audiovisual show and a little book were created to share the atmospheres of the norwegians twilights. 

 

GUILLAUME BILY 

Awards 

- Landscape Award, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the year 2019 

 - Finalist landscape category, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the year 2019 

 - Cristaline award, festival de l'Oiseau 2018 

 - 3rd price of the Biophoto Contest 2017 

 - Finalist Bird category, BBC Wildlife Photographer 2016 

 - Overall winer, festival de l'oiseau 2014 

 - Plant award, festival of Montier-en-Der 2013 

 - Bird award, festival of Montier-en-Der 2013 

 - Artistic vision award, festival de l'Oiseau 2010 

 - Mention atmosphere, festival of Montier-en-Der 2009 

 - Runer up Black & white category, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year 2008 

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This exhibition has been presented in 2013 in Namur (Belgium) then in Montier-en-Der (France), where he received two photographic prices. This year, the exhibition was presented at the festival de l’Oiseau (France), where he received the Grand Prix Award of the festival. 

In 2015 he published "Wild Lights". This book is the result of few years work and concentrate landscape and wildlife pictures about twillight and dawn in scandinavia. 

During the year 2016, he was a member of the jury of the prestigious German GDT competition and was selected to the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the "Birds" category with an image of his new series: Ocean. 

Passionate for a long time by the sea and the marine birdlife, he will sign a new book and a new exhibition about the ocean. His work is exhibited at the BlinPlusBlin gallery, in major festivals (Montier-en-Der, Bird Festival, Namur, ...) but also in two prestigious places that are the Yacht Club de France and the Yacht Club of Monaco.
In 2019, he also won the Landscape Award of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is also highly commended in the same category with an image of the series "Ocean": "The singing of the sea". 

Jury

- GDT 2016

- Namur Aves 2015

- Festival de l'Oiseau 2015

Exhibitions and multivisions

2019 

 

- Océan, Aves festival , Namur, Belgium

- Océan, Yacht Club of Monaco

- Océan, festival de l'Oiseau, France

- Océan, festival of Tignécourt, France

- Le royaume des cerfs, Multiphot, Chelles, France

 

 

2018 

 

- Océan, Yacht Club de France, Paris, France

- Océan, gallery BlinPlusBlin, Paris, France

- Tempête, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Tempête, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

 

 

2017 

 

- Océan, Montier-en-Der, France

- Wild Lights, festival del'Oiseau, France

- Océan, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Océan, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

 

 

2016 

 

- Wild Lights, festival de Montier-en-Der, France

- Wild Lights, Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2016, Ovar, Portugal

- Wild Lights, Lycée Photo Festival, Bourg-en-Bresse, France

- Wild Lights, Festimages, Laval, France

- Var, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Wild Lights, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Var, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

 

 

2015 

 

- Wild Lights, Montier-en-Der festival, France

- Wild Lights, Aves festival, Namur, Belgium

- Le Crépuscule des cieux, Anima Mundi, Sedico (BL), Italy

- Wild Lights, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Wild Lights, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

 

 

2014 

 

- Vers l'obscur, Semaine de l'image, Pavillons-sous-Bois, France

- Towards the Dark, GDT festival, Lünen, Germany

- Le Crépuscule des cieux, Bio Photo Festival, Budoia (PN), Italy

- Vers l'obscur, Mont-Blanc Photo festival, Saint-Gervais, France

- Le Crépuscule des cieux, Guigno Incontri, Borgomanero (NO), Italy

- Variations, Guigno Incontri, Borgomanero (NO), Italy

- Vers l'obscur, festival de l'Oiseau, Abbeville, France

- Vers l'obscur, Multiphot, Chelles, France

2013 

 

- Vers l'obscur, Montier-en-Der festival, France

- Vers l'obscur, Aves festival, Namur, Belgium

- Le Crépuscule des cieux, 4th Rencontres de l'image de montagne, Bourg d'Oisan, France

- Envol, Fantadia, Asolo (TV), Italy

- Envol, festival de l'Oiseau, Abbeville, France

- Envol, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Le Crépuscule des cieux, Multiphot, Chelles, France

- Le Crépuscule des cieux, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

 

 

2012 

 

- Métamorphose, Incontro con la multivisione, Bra (CN), Italy

- Métamorphose, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

- Métamorphose, Multiphot, Chelles, France

 

 

2011 

 

- Noir & Blanc, Aves festival, Namur, Belgium

- Variations, Multivisione, Tavagnacco (UD), Italy

- Un regard sur l'Islande Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

- Variations, Imago Mundi, Trevignano (TV), Italy

- Noir & Blanc, Multiphot, Chelles, France

 

 

2010 

 

- Noir & Blanc, Montier-en-Der festival, France

- Variations, 3rd Rencontres de l'image de montagne,

Bourg d'Oisan, France

- Variations, Multiphot, Chelles, France

 

 

2008 

 

- Un regard sur l'Islande, 2nd Rencontres de l'image de montagne, Bourg d'Oisan, France

- Un regard sur l'Islande, Multiphot, Chelles, France