TRIBUTE TO WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Juliette Jourdain is a young French photographer based in Paris, specialising in portraits and staged scenes. In a set arranged as a studio, her models give her their all, between extravagant and sophisticated poses, involving the construction of surrealist scenarios. Her self-portraits aim to create characters oscillating between fantasy and elegance and also questioning the representation of women in contemporary society.
She is inspired by drawing, film, and music.
“A women can be anything she wants to be and that’s OK. Beautiful, provocative, less beautiful, extravagant, austere, or brazen.”
AS I SEE YOU: Anastasia Koval
Born in the Ukraine, Anastasia Koval had been exercising the profession of model for six years when her passion for photography began. Catwalks and photo shoots took her from one country to the next, where she systematically shared an apartment with her fellow models. Far from the habitual poses adopted by the models, Koval captures stolen moments and saw the images from her own feature film emerge… This was the start of her art project As I See You , a passion that became a personal means of expression.
Lia Mstislavskaya, Russian photographer, captured her very first self-portraits with the goal of “having photos like the stars”. Lia Mistislavskaya is mainly known for her portraits, notably of women. Her photographs convey a hint of cinematography and inspire us to dig deeper into art itself. She taught herself online, frequenting the milieu of underground culture and regularly publishing her photos on her Instagram account.
A rather secretive and fiercely independent personality, Lia Mstislavskaya likes to say that her photographs are “like a bar: you’ll always find cigarette, wine, and women in them!”
“My favourite subject is a timeless, powerful woman, who is elegant, mysterious, and attractive.”
Nolwenn Hadet has never left her native Brittany except to undertake sensational expeditions to the remotest regions of the world. Born in 1973 in the Morbihan, she has been passionate about photography since childhood.
Her images are irrevocably linked to her travels, from the vast plains of Botswana in Southern Africa to the frozen surfaces of Arctic ice floes.
This wildlife photographer offers a gentle and playful view of polar bears, the primary victims of the melting of the ice due to global warming.
SOCIALLY COMMITTED PHOTOGRAPHER
MARIE LAURE VAREILLES
Marie-Laure Vareilles has photographed people throughout the world for about thirty years. Nowadays, she uses this photographic corpus to create original montages. Her objective is that “each montage becomes a story that each individual can appropriate to invent their own scenario,” always with the desire to highlight men and women of all origins and question “the uniformity of culture and thought worldwide”.
Greek-born, Marina Vernicos is inspired by the heavenly landscapes all around her every day and pays homage to them through her photography. Born in Athens, she has deep admiration for her home country and particularly for the many heavenly Greek islands that she captures through impressive aerial views.