Through the World's Eyes, to unveil one's Identity
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 body, the identity and society, human nature, our environment, natural or urban...
Mix of portraits/nude and landscapes/travels (to the widest meaning), my photos are the result of my years of simply leaving with others, in a world constantly changing.
Magdéleine -JustMagd- is a french photographer, who, after studying photography in Montréal in 2002, has been traveling and trying to discover as much of the world as she could for 10 years. It is her exhibition "Tokyo dans mon Keitai" in Tokyo in 2009 (under the patronage of the French Ambassy) that makes her want to show more of her work. She gains self-confidence and obtain awards in different photo contest.
In 2010, she decided to go back to school to learn graphic design, and got into a 5 months program in Montauban. Learning website building basics was part of the course, but what really caught her interest was studying lay out, designing books or magazines. She did a 2 weeks internship at a design agency in Ibiza, and contributed as photographer/graphic designer to expat magazines in Seoul.
She attended a workshop "Traveling Photos" with Jacques Sierpinski in Toulouse, and "Family album" avec Alain Laboile in Aix en Provence, using each meeting, course, shops, etc...as a great opportunity to learn from experienced photographers.
Some of her projects are brought to life through hand-made unique books; MagD upcycles, makes, creates, mixing matter to her visual work.
Honorable mention, Boundaries, L.A. Photo Curator
Honorable mention, IPA -Int'l Photography Awards-
Honorable mention, Q2 Art Competition, Artist Portfolio Magazine, for "Glacier Art, Hands"
First prize "Landscape along the Dordogne River From Bort-les-Orgues to Argentat", smartphone category, France
First prize and public choice, "L'automne à Lafrancaise", France
Group exhibition, online, Birds of a Feather, Don't Take Pictures,
Group exhibition, Travel, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens - Greece
Solo exhibition "Inside Kennecott", Numériphot, Toulouse, France
Group exhibition, ArtLab, Glitz Entertainment, Vancouver, Canada
Solo exhibition "Tokyo dans mon Keitai", -Under the patronage of the French Ambassy-
Lovers Rock Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
Online gallery, limited signed prints for sale
Online feature "Comfort Zone", Portfolio des lecteurs, The Eye of Photography
Online feature, L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards -
VERNACULAR-Curator Paul Kopeikin
November 2017 ~ February 2018
Group exhibition, Birds of a Feather, Don't Take Pictures,
L.A. Photo Curator -International Photography Awards -
OVERLOOKED AND IN-BETWEEN- Curator Jeff Alu