Through the World's Eyes, to unveil one's Identity

 

Artist Statement

Different style photographer, what I feel connects with what I have seen, what I have lived.... To live abroad, learning new languages, traditions, discovering other beliefs, religions, lifestyle....Witnessing other's life; Being a watcher, but also feeling.
From my personal experiences, I explore feelings and matters, existence basic issues : body, identity, human nature, time passing, death. I show what I see, or play with different process. My pictures are a blend of portrait, nude, documentary or landscape.
My projects are more and more brought to life through hand-made unique art books or different plastic art technique ; I upcycle, make, create, mixing matter to my visual work.

 


 

Bio

Magdéleine -JustMagd- is a french photographer, who choose to study photography in Montréal. She then decides to travel the world. She exhibits "Tokyo dans mon Keitai" in Tokyo in 2009 (under the patronage of the French Ambassy) and shows her photos during festivals and exhibitions (Chambre07, La Fontaine Obscure, Polaroid festival, etc...).

Books interest her more and more, she learns graphic design and lay out. She attendes workshops "Traveling Photos" with Jacques Sierpinski (2014),  "Family album" with Alain Laboile (2017), "Produce a photographic series" with Claudine Doury (2018), "Cyanotype" with Fabienne Forel (2018), "The photographic project" with Richard Petit (2019), "Browsing through and editing your photographs" with Nicolas Havette (2019) ), "Sculpture book" Musée de Mariemont (2019) and "Copte binding" with Marjon Mudde (2019).

 


Exhibitions

2023
Solo exhibition, "The Girl made of Light and Dust", Valdez Museum, US
https://www.valdezmuseum.org/events/magdeleine-ferru-art-exhibit/

 

2022
Selected, "Pukmina Passeuse d'Âmes, diptyque" Art Biennial, Anchorage Museum, USA
https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/exhibits/alaska-biennial-2022/

Selected “Evanescence”, Biennale artist book fair, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Québec
livresdartistesauportage.com

Selected, photo festival Le Havre, "Bia _Quand la neige est cache misère", Espace Claude Monet, St Adresse
http://areyou-experiencing.fr/magdeleine-ferru/

Selected, 2 artist books : "Passage" & "Vie~à~Vie" Délires De Livres" Gallery Écu de France, Viroflay
http://am-arts.odavia.com/pro_page.asp?page=12273&sm=18330&lg=

 

2021
Selected, Métiers d'Art et Création, "Forêt : La re[N]essencec!", Gallery La Passerelle, La Gacilly
https://lapasserelle-lagacilly.com/2021/10/13/exposition-foret-la-renessence/

Selected, 1 photo of my series "Pukmina Passeuse d'Âmes", Houston Center for Photography
 

Solo exhibition "L’eau qui court résonne dans ma tête", Expolaroid, Gallery Le Lac Gelé, Nîmes, France
http://www.lelacgele.org/web/app.php/exposition/94

Group exhibition, "Abysses", festival Photos Dans Lerpt, St Genest de Lerpt, France
http://photosdanslerpt.fr/galerie-2021

 

2020
Selected, "Abysses", Parcours Phot’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France
https://www.facebook.com/photaix/photos/pcb.808981386521911/808980823188634/?type=3&theater

 
2019
Polaroid Festival 2019, Group exhibition "Wall Of Fame", ATELIER GUELL, Barcelona, Spain
https://polaroidfestival.com/post/186539556207/wall-of-fame-voici-la-s%C3%A9lection-des-exposants
 
Group exhibition "Sans Altre Mue" La Fontaine Obscure at La Grande Vitrine, Arles, France
https://fontaineobscure13.wixsite.com/photographie/post/arles-voies-off-2019
 
Group exhibition "Mush!" (Chambre07) Gallery Le Lac Gelé, Nîmes, France
 
Group exhibition "Sans Altre Mue", Festival Photos dans Lerpt, St Genest Lerpt, France
 
Solo exhibition "Mush!", Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France
 
 
2018
Group exhibition, Café Georges, "La Fontaine Obscure", Arles, France
 
Group exhibition,  Festival Chambre07, Labégude, Ardèche, France
 
Group exhibition, Memories, Space Millepiani, Rome, Italia
 
Group exhibition, Chania International Photo Festival
 

Polaroid Festival 2018, Group exhibition "Wall Of Fame", Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
http://polaroidfestival.com/artistes-2016

 

2017
Group exhibition, People & Winter, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
http://www.blankwallgallery.com/exhibitions-people-winter-2017/#jp-carousel-6223
http://www.blankwallgallery.com/exhibitions-people-winter-2017/#jp-carousel-6224

Group exhibition, Travel, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
http://www.blankwallgallery.com/exhibitions-travel-2017/#jp-carousel-5707

Group exhibition, my books "Kennecott" and "Rest In Pieces", festival "La photo se Livre",
Galerie Fontaine Obscure Aix-en-Provence, France

Group exhibition, 3rd International Arvest Expo, Yerevan, Armenia
http://arvestexpo.wixsite.com/home/artists

Group exhibition, Moments of Color, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens - Greece
http://www.blankwallgallery.com/exhibitions-moments-color/
http://www.blankwallgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Magdeleine-Ferru-France.jpg

Group exhibition, my book "Kennecott" photo show RDVI, Strasbourg, france
http://www.rdvi.fr/les-selectionnes-2017.html

 

2016
Group exhibition, PhotoPassion booth, Salon de la Photo, Paris, France
http://www.photopassion.fr/salon-de-la-photo-les-resultats

Solo exhibition "Inside Kennecott", Numériphot, Toulouse, France

 

2015
Group exhibition, PhotoPassion booth, Salon de la Photo, Paris, France
http://www.photopassion.fr/salon-de-la-photo-les-photos-exposees-2

 

2014
Group exhibition, ArtLab, Glitz Entertainment, Vancouver, Canada
http://gloria-bernal.squarespace.com/glitz-86entertainment?offset=1396373640000

 

2009
Solo exhibition "Tokyo dans mon Keitai", -Under the patronage of the French Ambassy-
Lovers Rock Cafe, Tokyo, Japan


Collections

Public collection :

"Mail art" Imago Foundation for the Arts at Warren Preservation Society’s permanent collection, Warren, RI 02885
https://www.imagofoundation4art.org/wish-you-were-here-mail-art

Represented in private collection through US and Europe

Awards

2017
Honorable mention, Boundaries, L.A. Photo Curator
http://laphotocurator.com/boundaries-curator-douglas-stockdale/honorable-mentions-arlene-stanger-david-quinn-douglas-hill-erik-eskedal-and-magdeleine-ferru/1/4

Honorable mention, IPA -Int'l Photography Awards-
https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-136635-17

Honorable mention, Q2 Art Competition, Artist Portfolio Magazine, for "Glacier Art, Hands"
https://artistportfoliomagazine.blog/2017/07/23/honorable-mentions-q2-art-competition/

 

2016
Honorable mention, IPA -Int'l Photography Awards-
http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-113723-16&count=0

Honorable mention, MIFA -Moscow International Foto Awards-

 

2015
First prize "Landscape along the Dordogne River From Bort-les-Orgues to Argentat", smartphone category, France

Honorable mention, Best of Photography Contest ~ Concours, sponsored by SIGMA Photographer's forum, Serbin communications

 

2009
First prize and public choice, "L'automne à Lafrancaise", France


Online features

2022
"Pukmina Passeuse d'Âmes", Portfolio des lecteurs, L’œil de la Photographie,
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/magdeleine-ferru-justmagd/?ct=t(Newsletter+FR+01222022)

 

2020
Interview, "Abysses", The Pictorial-List
https://www.thepictorial-list.com/photographers-1/MAGD%C3%89LEINE-FERRU

Online feature, "Body", Portfolio des lecteurs, The Eye of Photography
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/magdeleine-ferru/?ct=t(Newsletter%20FR%2011212020)

Exhibition, Phot'Aix 2020, Les Parcours "Abysses", The Eye of Photography
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/photaix-2020-le-parcours/

Group exhibition, online "What now?" Ely Center of Contemporary Art
https://elycenter.org/what-now

1 image selected by YourDailyPhotography
https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=5a6e385eed959142044dc8096&id=554874ae7b

Group exhibition, online "Light", Analog Forever Magazine
https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/online-exhibitions/light-april-2020

1 image selected by YourDailyPhotography
https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=5a6e385eed959142044dc8096&id=74b5ec0a37

Group exhibition, online, "Sculptural photography", Analog Forever Magazine
https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/online-exhibitions/sculptural-photography-february-2020

 

2019
1 image selected by YourDailyPhotography
https://mailchi.mp/155a054349b4/your-daily-photograph-apr-273505?e=[UNIQID]

Group exhibition, online, The Photographer in the Frame, Don't Take Pictures
https://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-the-photographer-in-the-frame

 

2018
Interview on Stram
https://www.stram.co/magdeleine-ferru-justmagd/

Online portfolio, workshop in May 2018, Produce a photographic serie with Claudine Doury.
https://www.eyesinprogress.com/fr/participant/magdeleine-ferru

Group exhibition, online, Winter Time, Don't Take Pictures,
http://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-wintertime/

Special Merit Category, exposition "All Women" 2018, Light Space Time Online Art Gallery,
https://www.lightspacetime.art/all-women-2018-art-exhibition-special-merit-category/

 

2017
Online feature "Comfort Zone", Portfolio des lecteurs, The Eye of Photography
http://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2017/12/02/article/159972469/justmagd-comfort-zone/

Online feature, L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards -
VERNACULAR-Curator Paul Kopeikin
http://www.laphotocurator.com/vernacular-curator-paul-kopeikin/exhibition-2/15

Group exhibition, Birds of a Feather, Don't Take Pictures,
http://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-birds-of-a-feather/

Online feature, L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards -
OVERLOOKED AND IN-BETWEEN- Curator Jeff Alu
http://www.laphotocurator.com/overlooked-and-in-between-curator-jeff-alu/exhibition-2/4

Special Merit Category, exhibition "Season", Light Space Time Online Art Gallery,
https://www.lightspacetime.art/seasons-2017-art-exhibition-special-merit-category/

Interview JustMagd, Exhibitions Without Walls,

Special recognition artist, exhibition "Animals", Light Space Time Online Art Gallery,
https://www.lightspacetime.art/animals-2017-online-art-exhibition-photography-category/

Online portfolio – Q2 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine,
https://artistportfoliomagazine.blog/2017/05/29/magdeleine-ferru-q2-art-competition-artist-portfolio-magazine/

Online group exhibition "Honte à la haine", Corridor Elephant


Publications

2022
"Cyanotype Appropriations contemporaines" Editions Artfolage
https://www.artfolage.net/souscription

 

2021
Contributing artist, Artist book "Méandres", The Hand Magazine
https://www.thehandmagazine.space/issue-33-purchase-and-artists-links

Contributing artist, 1 photo, The Hand Magazine
https://www.thehandmagazine.space/issue-32-purchase-and-artists-links/

 

2019
Catalogue Polaroid Festival 2019, Wall of Fame (Barcelone, Espagne)

 

2018
Catalogue Polaroid Festival 2018, Wall of Fame (Paris, France)

One photo chosen on the open call #metoo, published on a poster in the magazine Nº4 of FemmesPHOTOgraphes.

Veggie Color (1 & 2) in the 12by12 Member’s book (Responses to monthly photo challenges set b y twelve renowned photographers)

 

2017
Exhibition catalogue, People & Winter, Blank Wall Gallery (Athens - Greece).

Exhibition catalogue, Travel, Blank Wall Gallery (Athens - Greece).

Exhibition catalogue, Moments of Color, Blank Wall Gallery (Athens - Greece).

Exhibition catalogue, for the book "Iniside Kennecott", Rendez-Vous Image (Strasbourg).

 

2013
Le Petit Journal, La Dépêche du midi, section "Sports 82", photo of A.Daillières, bronze medal, World Veteran Championship of Judo, Abu Dhabi.

 

2012
Contributor photographer "10 Magazine" & "Chip’s Maps", Seoul, South Korea.

 

2011
Diez Minutos, section "Estos dias se habla de…" for the Ibiza IFF (International Film Festival).

What I have lived built who I am;

What I have experienced

makes my inner feelings.

It is all Linked.

Through the World's Eyes, to unveil one's Identity