writings, photo works
Barthes Ebook Cover
The Phantom of the Opera Cover Black
Georges Perec, Entretiens, conférences, textes rares, inédits
Photo Narrative
Columbus Day text and photographs by Mireille Ribière
Catching the Light
England’s Dreaming
Of Riches & Rags
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Red Death

Textes réunis, présentés et annotés par Mireille Ribière,

avec la participation de Dominique Bertelli

Nantes. Joseph K., 2019, 1100 p.


Les entretiens et conférences de Georges Perec, ainsi que les notes de lecture, essais, billets d’humeur, préfaces, articles, lettres et inédits réunis ici, témoignent de l’émergence, de l’évolution et de l’affirmation progressive d’une esthétique qui…

History of Photography, volume 19, number 4timenarrativescanbw-028

Photo Narrative – Guest Editor Mireille Ribière

The five essays published here attempt to show that as a medium endowed with specific characteristics photography has a unique contribution to make to narration, and that the demands made on photography by the narrative process can result  in a renewal of…

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msdm publications, limited edition, 2016

A 4-part photo essay  edited, designed and bound by paula roush,

with text by Mireille Ribière


Shortlisted for the Photo-Text Award, Rencontres de la Photographie – Arles 2016


WebsiteHomeColumbusDayRyland'sBench copyAward-winning photobook, limited edition, 2013

A personal exploration of New York City’s Central Park, mediated by the way in which others have marked out this public space as if it were their own.

Memorial benches are a common sight in Britain and the United States. How might the passer-by respond to the inscriptions they bear? Do they view them as an institutionalized graffiti, a witness to the present and the past? As an enticement to…


Text and photographs by Mireille RibièreWebsiteHomePageTheLight

Limited edition, 2014

This work celebrates the wonder of light and colour. The title refers to the moment when something suddenly ‘catches’ our eye by ‘catching’ the light, thus creating a heightened perception of light and colour, which.…



Text and images by Mireille Ribière, limited edition, 2016

On Reflection: Musings on English identity and the enduring myth of Albion

‘I see it now, Alice remarked thoughtfully’ (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass’)


 A Reading of the Financial Times

by Mireille Ribière


One of the characteristics of newsprint is its semi-transparency: there is always the chance that pictures and text printed on one side of the…


Roland Barthes, 1977, © Louis Monnier

Roland Barthes, 1977, © Louis Monnier

Philosophy Insights, Humanities-Ebooks, 2010

(New updated edition of Barthes – A Beginner’s Guide, Hodder & Stoughton, 2002)

Roland Barthes (1915-1980), was probably the most important French thinker to emerge from the post-war period. He was part of every major intellectual movement in the humanities that came out of Metropolitan France between 1945 and 1980 and he became a figure of international repute. At a time of great…

Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux (1868-1927)

Translated and edited by Mireille Ribière, Penguin, 2009 & 2012

A new, unabridged and annotated translation is based on the 1910 edition of Le Fantôme de l’Opéra published in Paris by Éditions Pierre Lafitte.

This new version differs significantly from previous translations of the novel, most notably as regards the descriptions of the Paris Opera House which are based on contemporary architectural treatises. As befits a work of popular fiction…



© Beth Rooney

A play based on The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
as translated by Mireille Ribière (Penguin, 2009)
and directed by Olivia LILLEY
First performed (9 October – 1 November 2014) by the Runaways Lab Theatre 
at the Chopin Theatre, Chicago (Ill.)


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