Plossu Bernard, born 26 February 1945 in Dalat, south Vietnam, is a French photographer. Much of his work consists of travel stories.
From 1951 to 1962, Bernard Plossu studied in Paris. He starts photography very early in 1958, he traveled to the Sahara with his father, with a Kodak Brownie Flash, and in 1965, left for Mexico as part of a British expedition to photograph the Chiapas jungle. Followed numerous color stories among the Maya Indians in California in the American West, Nevada, Midwest.
In 1970, he produced a work on India, where the idea was born of a "surbanaliste" photograph which, like surrealism but in a less romantic way, reveals an immanent intensity related to banality.
Plossu continues to travel extensively, realizing numerous reports in colors, and in 1975, made his first trip to Niger. Therefore, it takes only black and white photos with a focal length of 50 mm to be placed apart of commercial photography. He participated in the adventure of "Contrejour" (backlight) with Claude Nori. He's surrounded in the foundation "Cahiers de la Prhotographie" by Gilles Mora, Jean-Claude Lemagny and Denis Roche.