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

Artist book Fair 
"Page(s" 2023, Paris
, France
"Multiples" 2023, Morlaix, France
“Sous Couverture” St Antonin Noble Val, France 

Solo exhibition
"The Girl made of Light and Dust", Valdez Museum, US

Selected 
"Art of the Book and Paper"  Rochester Central Library, NY, USA
"Bleu comme le chat, l’oiseau et plus encore" What Dreams Are Made Of on line Challenge Book, FOBA
"Bleu comme le chat, l’oiseau et plus encore" The Blue Library, La Ricamarie, France
“Hour Twelve” (collaboration with Marjon Mudde, poem by Myrtle Marie Marmaduke), “PhotoBookWorks 2023”, Spark Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA
“Walk to the River” Accordion book, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
“Vie-à-Vie” (texts by Caroline Henry), CNFAP exhibition “Forest”, Paris, France
“Contact Sensible” Artist book in honor of Pierre Reverdy, Narbonne, France

Publication
1 photo in #VI of analog magazine Rûm

 

2022
Selected

"Pukimna Passeuse d'Âmes, diptyque" Art Biennial, Anchorage Museum, USA
“Evanescence”, Biennale artist book fair, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Québec
Photo festival Le Havre, "Bia _Quand la neige est cache misère", Espace Claude Monet, St Adresse
2 artist books : "Passage" & "Vie~à~Vie" Délires De Livres" Gallery Écu de France, Viroflay

 

2021
Selected
Métiers d'Art et Création, "Forêt : La re[N]essencec!", Gallery La Passerelle, La Gacilly
1 photo of my series "Pukimna Passeuse d'Âmes", Houston Center for Photography

Solo exhibition
"L’eau qui court résonne dans ma tête", Expolaroid, Gallery Le Lac Gelé, Nîmes, France

Group exhibition
"Abysses", festival Photos Dans Lerpt, St Genest de Lerpt, France

 

2020
Selected
"Abysses", Parcours Phot’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France

 

2019
Group exhibition
Polaroid Festival 2019, "Wall Of Fame", ATELIER GUELL, Barcelona, Spain
"Sans Altre Mue" La Fontaine Obscure at La Grande Vitrine, Arles, France
"Mush!" (Chambre07) Gallery Le Lac Gelé, Nîmes, France
"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
Festival Chambre07, Labégude, Ardèche, France
Memories, Space Millepiani, Rome, Italia
Chania International Photo Festival

Polaroid Festival 2018, "Wall Of Fame", Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France

 

2017
Group exhibition
People & Winter, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
Travel, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
My books "Kennecott" and "Rest In Pieces", festival "La photo se Livre", Galerie Fontaine Obscure Aix-en-Provence, France
3rd International Arvest Expo, Yerevan, Armenia
Moments of Color, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens - Greece
My book "Kennecott" photo show RDVI, Strasbourg, france

 

2016
Group exhibition
PhotoPassion booth, Salon de la Photo, Paris, France

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

 

2015
Group exhibition
PhotoPassion booth, Salon de la Photo, Paris, France

 

2014
Group exhibition
ArtLab, Glitz Entertainment, Vancouver, Canada

 

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

 


Collections

Public collection :

Artist book permanent collection, Médiathèque du Grand Narbonne, France,

Artist book, permanent collection, Bibliothèque Municipale de Dijon, France

Valdez Museum, Valdez, USA

"Mail art" Imago Foundation for the Arts at Warren Preservation Society’s permanent collection, Warren, USA

 

Represented in private collection through the US and Europe

 

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Awards

2017
Honorable mention
Boundaries, L.A. Photo Curator
IPA -Int'l Photography Awards-
Q2 Art Competition, Artist Portfolio Magazine, for "Glacier Art, Hands"

 

2016
Honorable mention
IPA -Int'l Photography Awards-
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
"Pukimna Passeuse d'Âmes", Portfolio des lecteurs, L’œil de la Photographie,

 

2020
Interview, "Abysses", The Pictorial-List
"Body", Portfolio des lecteurs, The Eye of Photography
Phot'Aix 2020, Les Parcours "Abysses", The Eye of Photography
"What now?" Ely Center of Contemporary Art
1 image selected by YourDailyPhotography
"Light", Analog Forever Magazine
"Sculptural photography", Analog Forever Magazine

 

2019
1 image selected by YourDailyPhotography
The Photographer in the Frame, Don't Take Pictures

 

2018
Interview on Stram
Winter Time, Don't Take Pictures,
Exposition "All Women" 2018, Light Space Time Online Art Gallery,

 

2017
"Comfort Zone", Portfolio des lecteurs, The Eye of Photography
L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards - VERNACULAR-Curator Paul Kopeikin
Birds of a Feather, Don't Take Pictures,
L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards - OVERLOOKED AND IN-BETWEEN- Curator Jeff Alu
Exhibition "Season", Light Space Time Online Art Gallery,
Interview JustMagd, Exhibitions Without Walls,
Exhibition "Animals", Light Space Time Online Art Gallery,
Q2 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine,
"Honte à la haine", Corridor Elephant


Publications

2022
"Cyanotype Appropriations contemporaines" Editions Artfolage
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2021
Contributing artist, The Hand Magazine

 

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