BARBARA DE JONGHE
Born in Belgium in 1981, Barbara de Jonghe has cultivated her passion for art since childhood. Influenced by the creative talents of her poet mother and painter-photographer grandmother, she decided to study at the Ã‰cole des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Shortly afterwards, she joined one of the most influential art dealer families for whom she worked to promote the great Impressionist and modern masters. In regular attendance at fairs and auctions, she became inspired by her travels abroad, to the extent that one day, she decided to take a camera with her in order to take her own pictures. A former model, as of 2009, she affirmed her desire to pass to the other side of the lens. Her abstract photographs are collected in Brussels, London, New York, and in Germany and Switzerland. They have notably been shown at the CitÃ© Internationale des Arts Ã Paris and at the home of the auctioneer Pierre Cornette in Saint-Cyr, with the proceeds going to Unicef.