Chris Marker, born in 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France was director, writer, photographer, documentary film director, multimedia artist and film essayist. Marker is usually associated with the Left Bank subset of the French New Wave.

Marker’s work was often unique and experimental, his style led him to create a new genre of film called “The Essay Film”, a new approach to documentaries that features an innovative way of using sound, images and text.

His works spans multiple fields such as poetry, graphic design, multimedia and most of all film.