After having been a model, actress, stuntman on horseback, Agnès Bonnot was nearly 30 years old when she decided to take up photography and joined the VU Agency. We are in 1986. In 1987, she receives the famous Prix Niepce.
She is in her generation, one of the best connoisseurs of the history of photography. This allowed her, with a rare rigor, to develop her work without being trapped by the facilities offered by the practice of the silver image which, in any case, produces the image.
She was immediately recognized for her work on horses – she is an emeritus rider – who accompanied, in the newspaper Libération, Homeric’s irreplaceable chronicles. She knew how to see horses as beings, as individuals, and she made portraits of them, real portraits, before focusing on details of their morphology in strict frames, then exalting the sensuality of their coat and celebrating, in black and white and in square format, the power of effort for dynamic snapshots.