Emmanuel Bevia

Daily life in the hutong:  A unique perspective

Discover the hutong, Beijing’s old neighbourhoods, through the unique lens of a photographer/philosopher with a genuine sensitivity and profound humanity. A window on his world, where his simple, and yet complex, multi-prismatic pictures speak to us.


About Emmanuel Bévia

At 9 years of age, Emmanuel Bévia is already fascinated with photography, inspired by masters such as Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. The Human connection begins to show through his photography at age 25, 6 years after he was introduced to meditation.

He gets involved in social, cultural and non-profit event photography; his works are published in a French regional weekly paper. After moving to Canada in 2006, he studies studio portraiture and graduates from the New York Institute of Photography. Since then, Emmanuel Bévia is an eyewitness to the city-dweller’s daily life.