Fractal is an artist book, created out of thousands of police mugshots of anonymous prostitutes arrested in the United States. They were collected on Internet in 2012 by Antoine d’Agata who pursued this research at a time he couldn’t photograph anymore. The logics of these series fit the author's perspective on the hidden nature of institutional violence in modern democratic societies which he describes, throughout his work, as a mutant form of economical genocide
Antoine d'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.
D'Agata's work deals with addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, prostitution, and other topics widely considered taboo.
D'Agata has been a full member of Magnum Photos since 2008. He has published more than a dozen books and three films.