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

November 2017 ~ February 2018
Group exhibition, online, Birds of a Feather, Don't Take Pictures,

http://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-birds-of-a-feather/

November 2017
Group exhibition, People & Winter, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens - Greece

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
January 2017
Group exhibition, my book "Kennecott" photo show RDVI, Strasbourg, france
10th ~ 14th of November 2016

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