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 through the eye of my camera, bringing it into my travel photos.
I have observed and now I feel: getting it all out through collages and mises-en-scene. I explore these feelings as well as matter : the identity and society, human nature, our environment, natural or urban...

In the course of time, body and especially woman’s body has become central in my work, often dreamlike and poetic, sometimes audacious and provocative.

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 in 2002, before traveling and discovering as much of the world as she can. 
Her exhibition "Tokyo dans mon Keitai" in Tokyo in 2009 (under the patronage of the French Ambassy) makes her want to pursue in photography. She feeds of the simplicity and variety of her surroundings; She takes part in a few group exhibition (Blank Wall Gallery, Don't Take Pictures, La Fontaine Obscure, etc...) and obtain awards in different photo contest (IPA 2016 et 2017, MIFA 2016...).

In 2010, she decides to go back to school to learn graphic design, and get into a 5 months program in Montauban. Learning website building basics is part of the course, but what really catches her interest is studying lay out, designing books or magazines. She does a 2 weeks internship at a design agency in Ibiza, and contributes as a photographer/graphic designer to expat magazines in Seoul.

She attendes workshops "Traveling Photos" with Jacques Sierpinski in Toulouse (2014),  "Family album" avec Alain Laboile in Aix en Provence (2017) and "Produce a photographic series" with Claudine Doury (2018), using each meeting, course, shops, etc...as a great opportunity to learn from experienced photographers.


Awards
Octobre 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

Octobre 2017
Honorable mention, IPA -Int'l Photography Awards-
https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-136635-17

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

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

June 2016
Honorable mention, MIFA -Moscow International Foto Awards-
http://moscowfotoawards.com/winners/zoom.php?eid=10-9683-16&count=7

December 2015
First prize "Landscape along the Dordogne River From Bort-les-Orgues to Argentat", smartphone category, France
http://www.dordogne-villages-barrages.fr/pages/concours-photo/

August 2015
Honorable mention, Best of Photography Contest ~ Concours, sponsored by SIGMA Photographer's forum, Serbin communications
http://pfmagazine.com/wp-content/plugins/p-gallery/index.php?level=picture&id=44045

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


Exhibitions

29 of June ~1st of Jully 2018
Polaroid Festival 2018, Group exhibition "Wall Of Fame", Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
http://polaroidfestival.com/artistes-2016

November 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

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

June 2017
Group exhibition, my books "Kennecott" and "Rest In Pieces", festival "La photo se Livre",
Galerie Fontaine Obscure Aix-en-Provence, France

23rd ~ 27th of May 2017
Group exhibition, 3rd International Arvest Expo, Yerevan, Armenia
http://arvestexpo.wixsite.com/home/artists

28th of April ~ 11th of May 2017
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

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

10th ~ 14th of November 2016
Group exhibition, PhotoPassion booth, Salon de la Photo, Paris, France
http://www.photopassion.fr/salon-de-la-photo-les-resultats

1st ~ 31st of October 2016
Solo exhibition "Inside Kennecott", Numériphot, Toulouse, France

5th ~ 8th of November 2015
Group exhibition, PhotoPassion booth, Salon de la Photo, Paris, France
http://www.photopassion.fr/salon-de-la-photo-les-photos-exposees-2

April 2014
Group exhibition, ArtLab, Glitz Entertainment, Vancouver, Canada
http://www.glitz-entertainment.com/lab-photography/

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


Online features
Online gallery, limited signed prints for sale
https://www.artphotolimited.com/en/photo-gallery/magdeleine-ferru

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

February 2018 ~ May 2018
Group exhibition, online, Winter Time, Don't Take Pictures,
http://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-wintertime/

Janvier 2018
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/

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

December 2017
Online feature, L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards -
VERNACULAR-Curator Paul Kopeikin
http://www.laphotocurator.com/vernacular-curator-paul-kopeikin/exhibition-2/15

November 2017 ~ February 2018
Group exhibition, Birds of a Feather, Don't Take Pictures,
http://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-birds-of-a-feather/

September 2017
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

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

June 2017
Interview JustMagd, Exhibitions Without Walls,
http://www.exhibitionswithoutwalls.com/fairy-tales-my-mom-read-just-magd/
http://www.exhibitionswithoutwalls.com/justmagd-photographydigital-enhancement-montauban-south-west-of-france/

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

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

May 2017
Online group exhibition "Honte à la haine", Corridor Elephant
http://www.corridorelephant.com/hontealahaine


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

June 2018
One photo chosen on the open call #metoo, published on a poster in the magazine Nº4 of FemmesPHOTOgraphes.

January 2018
Veggie Color (1 & 2) in the 12by12 Member’s book (Responses to monthly photo challenges set b y twelve renowned photographers)

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

Septembre 2017
Exhibition catalogue, Travel, Blank Wall Gallery (Athens - Greece).

May 2017
Exhibition catalogue, Moments of Color, Blank Wall Gallery (Athens - Greece).

January 2017
Exhibition catalogue, for the book "Iniside Kennecott", Rendez-Vous Image (Strasbourg).

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

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

June 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