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Françoise Huguier

French photographer, member of Agence VU', works and lives mainly in Paris.

In parallel to the worlds of politics, culture, and fashion, which she has been documenting since 1976, it is the world as a territory of encounters that Françoise Huguier began to explore at the end of the 1980s.
Whether in Europe, Africa or Asia, she gaze with the same singular and graphic eye that never lacks humour.
From fashion photography to reportage, from snapshots to stagings, Françoise Huguier's photography documents and reveals the diversity of the world, its territories and societies.

In 1989, she travels the African continent in the footsteps of Michel Leiris. This inaugural journey inspires her first book "Sur les traces de l'Afrique fantôme" (Actes Sud, 1990) - awarded by the Villa Médicis hors les murs.
Thanks to the strong links forged during this first trip, Françoise Huguier sets up the first Bamako (Mali) Biennial of Photography in 1994 and initiates photographic work on the intimacy of women in Burkina Faso and Mali ("Secrètes",Actes Sud, 1996) and then on the stigmata of apartheid in South Africa ("A l'extrême", Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 1998).

In 1993, she travels through Russian territory with "En route pour Behring" (ed Maeght) : a diary of her solitary trip to Siberia, awarded by the Villa Médicis hors les murs and a Word Press Photo.
Pursuing her study on intimacy, social life and the traces of history, she spends two months a year, between 2000 and 2007, in the communal apartments of Saint Petersburg, revealing the survivals of the Soviet world as much as the meanders inherent in living together ("Kommunalki", ed. Actes Sud, 2008 and "Kommunalka", feature documentary, 2008).

In the 2000s, South-East Asia becomes one of her favourite destinations. Fifty years after leaving Cambodia, she returns in 2004 to the footstep of her childhood as a prisoner of the Viet Minh ("J'avais huit ans", Actes Sud, 2005).
During an artist's residency in Singapore in 2009, she begins a journey to the heart of the middle classes in Southeast Asia; a work awarded in 2011 by the Prix de photographie de l'académie des beaux-arts.
She continues her study from 2010 to 2012 with "Vertical/Horizontal, Interior/Exterior" (Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur), before extending it to the postmodern societies of Southeast Asia : in 2014, the hijabistas in Indonesia and the KPOP movement in Malaysia, then the upheavals of Seoul society ("Virtual Seoul", Actes Sud, 2016 as part of the France-Korea crossover years (2014-2015)

Awarded by numerous prestigious prizes, Françoise Huguier receives the insignia of "Officier des Arts et des Lettres" in 2012. Regularly exhibited in France and around the world, her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in 2014. In 2018, Reporters Without Borders devotes to her an album from its "100 photos for press freedom" collection.
In addition to her work as a photographer, she is also regularly asked to curate exhibitions and biennials (Photoquai, Mois de la photographie à Paris, Bamako Biennial, Luang Prabang Biennial, etc.).

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Dream Palace, in the really private enclosure of a Seoul's Colaclub (2017)

The old generations, dressed in their most beautiful outfits, men and women meet to dance on the Trot music. They spend their day in the cola clubs, a kind of tea dancing room where illegitimate couples come to enjoy theirself or to stay in shape. In the Jongno district of Seoul, Françoise Huguier discovers the quirky world of the Dream Palace, a Colaclub located at the ninth floor of a building where old generation come to dance. The word Colaclub is a mix of night club and the name of the brand « Coca-Cola » to signal that there is no alcohol and that it is an affordable place to go. In the Dream Palace huge room, hundreds of couples in their seventies or more, are bouncing slowly...

Learning to die in South Korea (2015)

South Korea holds a sad global record - 39 Koreans comite suicide every day. In this country, which moved from one of the poorest countries in the world to the thirteenth global economic power in a few decades, ceremonies simulating funerals attract more and more people.  In the Seoul Hyowon Healing Centre, not less than 30 people were trying out the experience of death that day. Any excuse is good to collectively experience the hereafter, from the thirteenth year-old teenager who came there on his own free will to the couple trying to overcome their problems. Sometimes companies organize funeral seminars for their employees. Among the multitude of coffins, a master of ceremony...

KPOP in Malaysia (2014)

The KPOP is a Korean musical genre derived from the popular Korean music and Anglo-Saxon pop. In the 1990s, entertainment companies launch the first girls and boys bands. The KPOP phenomenon has quickly conquered the younger generation of South East Asia. At concerts, those bands cause hysteria among teenagers. The protagonists of the boys and girls bands are pure beauty. Sex, drugs and excesses are never mentioned. The music is catchy and invites to dance. KPOP culture reach Malaysia in the late 2000. The KPOP is a musical genre, but also a "way of life" and especially a way of dressing. A lot of young Malaysians (pupils and students) dress like their idols. Flash mobs (filmed...

Hijabistas in Indonesia (2014)

Before the 1980s, few women wore veils in Indonesia. The Islamic fashion trend began in the early 2000s. Young designers have decided to combine the veil, a requirement of the Quran, with fashion. Initially, the outfits of the designers were too complicated and unsuited to youth and active Muslim women. This craze for hijabistas affects mostly the upper middle class. The designer Dian Pelangi has paved the way in 2009 with his Turkish Delight collection. Since then, other creators, as Irna Mutiara have been successful and shopping malls are opened, fully dedicated to the new Muslim elegance. These Indonesian designers are inspired by both the cultural diversity of the country and western...

The Nuns (2013)

In 2012, Françoise Huguier once again meddled with what at first seemed none of her business : nuns in Bogota, Cali and Popoyan, the three main cities in Colombia. This was a strange idea, a dubious plan even, given the country’s situation, dominated by cocaine production and trafficking, its infamous drug cartels, urban violence, and the guerilla warfare between soldiers, FARC guerilleros (the self-proclaimed « people’s army ») and the paramilitary death squads of the extreme right. In penetrating Colombian convents, Françoise Huguier has devised a reportage that in its own way speaks volumes about the current state of Colombia. Women there who have withdrawn from the world trought...

Vertical-Horizontal: Middle classes in Singapor, Kuala Lumpu and Bangkok (2012)

“Vertical/Horizontal, Intérieur/Extérieur” is the result of an ambitious project started in 2010 by Françoise Huguier, a “closed door” study about middle class people of three South-East Asian capitals: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. As she portrayed this “multiethnic agora”, Françoise Huguier met women and men, major players of the modernization process in this part of Asia which is little and poorly described. With her patient and curious eyes, she pursued an unexotic exploration of their inner and outer daily life. Young and old faces, eyes, attitudes, details and architectures, the photographer shows us their lives through what she call “long, long life sequences”.

Saint-Petersburg, Community Housing (2007)

This project dates back to 1991. I was working in Siberia when I ended up in St Petersburg because several Russian ethnologists lived there. I was living with Russian friends, some of them were living in community apartments. In 2000, I wanted to go back to start this project. Since then, I've been back there every two months until 2007. I chose to live inside one of these apartments by renting a room, to be closer to the inhabitants.

Christian Lacroix (2007)

Details of creations from the fashion designer. Shot from backstage and the workshops, during the 1990 to 2007 fashion shows.

Fashion (2005)

Photos shot beetween 2000 et 2005 during various fashion events.

Angkor, Combodia (2004)

In 2004, I fancied to set my steps in the footsteps of Pierre Loti, from the romantic period of rediscovery of Angkor, to those of André Malraux in the beginning of the 20h century.

Japanese baths (2000)

Japanese Baths, also called Onsen are a millenary tradition from the countryside, where Japanese came to relax after daily labour. It became a practice in today's Japan. Some of the baths are localized in open air et possess undeniable curing qualities for skin diseases.

Sublimes (1999)

Sublimes gather fifteen years of attending fashion shows and sewing workshops. Fifteen years in which Françoise Huguier has built a look that brings to life the most secret details and sumptuous splendours of materials.

Durban, South Africa (1996)

The Inkata was based in this huge port set in on the shore of Indian Ocean, in South Africa, where White, Bantous et Indians coexist. In order to deepen my photographic work on the Zulu community, I explored two different worlds, geographically set apart : the bachelor hostels and the squatter camps. Set by the port, Intaka's hostel was created before WWII. It's the oldest hostel, representative of the times of apartheid. In these premices, are confined about one hundred men: 80% of them are unemployed.


La curieuse

Depuis une quarantaine d’années, Françoise Huguier est une rapporteuse d’images reconnue. Des images capturées dans les coulisses des défilés de mode, dans les bagages d’un reportage au Japon, dans les limbes de l’Afrique fantôme, dans les soutes de la Sibérie, dans les arrière-boutiques de la société coréenne. Ce que l’on sait moins, c’est qu’elle est aussi une insatiable glaneuse d’objets, la plupart ramenés de ses tribulations, dont la collection transforme sa maison en un gigantesque cabinet de curiosités.
Rendez-vous insolite et inédit, l’exposition Les curiosités du monde de Françoise Huguier invite à se laisser surprendre par la découverte de son univers, une incroyable collection d’objets bigarrés, des plus mystérieux aux plus étrangement familiers.Des tableaux, des bijoux, des bibelots, des affiches de cinéma, des vêtements, des fanzines, de la vaisselle, des masques, des livres, des poupées, des tapis, des coquillages…
Autant d’objets, qui, grands ou petits, spectaculaires ou discrets, prennent tout leur sens lorsque Françoise Huguier raconte leur histoire. « Ça c’est une étoile rouge en tôle que j’ai trouvée sur une tombe dans un goulag de Sibérie. » Et ça ? « Une poupée vaudou que je suis la seule à pouvoir toucher. Sinon gaffe à la malédiction ! » Et ça ? « Une théière que j’ai achetée à un jeune Touareg à Tombouctou.»
Text by: Gérard Lefort

Publisher: Filigranes Éditions (2020)
248 pages
Size: 17 x 23 cm  

Françoise Huguier

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières RSF) dedicates the next issue of the collection « 100 PICTURES FOR THE FREEDOM OF PRESS » to Françoise Huguier's work.

When Françoise Huguier defines herself as a simple « documentary photographer », she has though imposed her multifaced sight in the world of photography, but also in the worlds of cinema, fashion, documentary films and reporting. Her long and eclectic collaboration with the daily newspaper Libération, her long term stays in Africa and Asia, Siberia, St. Petersburg as well as Brittany have sharpened her sense of discreet closeness to her subjects, especially with women.

This original portfolio published in this new album « A 100 pictures for the freedom of press » from Reporters Without Borders is a wonderful kaleidoscope of her « art of withdrawal », as qualified by Gerard Lefort, a journalist and writer who pays homage to Françoise Huguier with both emotion and amusement.
Text by: Gérard Lefort

Publisher: Reporters sans frontières (2018)
Size: 21,1 x 28,8 cm  

Virtual Seoul

Avec Virtual Seoul, la photographe Françoise Huguier tente de résoudre une énigme qui la hante depuis qu’elle sillonne le monde et particulièrement l’Asie : Comment une ville a-t-elle pu devenir en trente ans le fer de lance de la culture populaire de toute l’Asie ? Comment la Corée du Sud est-elle parvenue à accroître son influence au point de faire pâlir la modernité japonaise ? Ce sont les traces et les signes de cette spectaculaire mutation que l’artiste nous donne à découvrir et à comprendre en parcourant un univers urbain où les frontières virtuel/réel semblent s’abolir ou se dissoudre. Mais cette modernisation trop rapide a un revers… Françoise Huguier explore, en profondeur, le mal de vivre engendré par des bouleversements dont une société restée très confucéenne pâtit pour une grande part.

Text by: patrick Maurus

Publisher: Actes Sud Editions (2016)
252 pages
Size: 17,0 x 22,5 cm  

Au doigt et à l'œil : Autoportrait d'un photographe

Depuis bientôt quarante ans, Françoise Huguier arpente le monde, les podiums et les coulisses à la recherche de la bonne lumière et du cadrage parfait. Dans sa préface au « Photo poche » consacré au travail de cette grande dame de la photographie, Gérard Lefort évoque ainsi son style, reconnaissable entre tous : « Au moment de refermer les livres de Françoise Huguier, juste après s’être baigné dans une centaine de ses photographies, que reste-t-il ? Un prolétaire russe qui boit à même le bec d’une bouilloire dans une fonderie de nickel de Norilsk. Une jeune fille bozo en soutien-gorge incongru à Mopti au Mali. Une évanescence de bleu outremer à la fin d’un défilé Thierry Mugler en janvier 1997. Un beau jeune homme fier et triste, manœuvre dans une plantation cambodgienne. Tous sont comme les personnages d’une fiction internationaliste. Tous sont héros de l’ordinaire. »

Celle dont l’enfance a été marquée par un épisode déterminant – elle fut enlevée, à huit ans, par des Viêt-minhs au Cambodge et resta otage huit mois dans la « jungle maudite » –, a décidé aujourd’hui de poser des mots, et uniquement des mots, sur son étonnant parcours. Son autobiographie revient au plus intime de ses choix photographiques, à commencer par celui d’apprendre le métier comme employée en laboratoire, où elle passait ses journées dans le noir à développer des plan-films. C’est aussi le portrait d’une femme libre et déterminée qui jamais ne se laisse rien imposer et très tôt, après avoir publié ses premiers reportages dans 100 idées, Rock & Folk ou Libération, s’est lancée dans des projets personnels d’envergure, sujets d’autant de livres : Sur les traces de l’Afrique fantôme (Maeght, 1990), En route pour Behring (Maeght, 1993), Sublimes (sur le monde de la mode, Actes Sud, 1999) Kommounalki (sur les appartements communautaires de Saint-Pétersbourg, Actes Sud, 2008) ou Les Nonnes (en Colombie, Filigranes, 2013).

Françoise Huguier apparaît ici comme une exploratrice qui n’a rien à envier aux pionnières du siècle passé : Au doigt et à l’œil se lit aussi comme un formidable roman d’aventures.
Text by: Françoise Huguier

Publisher: Éd. Sabine Wespieser (2014)
256 pages
Size: 18x14 cm
ISBN :2848051639   

Les nonnes

In 2012, Françoise Huguier once again meddled with what at first seemed none of her business : nuns in Bogota, Cali and Popoyan, the three main cities in Colombia. This was a strange idea, a dubious plan even, given the country’s situation, dominated by cocaine production and trafficking, its infamous drug cartels, urban violence, and the guerilla warfare between soldiers, FARC guerilleros (the self-proclaimed « people’s army ») and the paramilitary death squads of the extreme right.

In penetrating Colombian convents, Françoise Huguier has devised a reportage that in its own way speaks volumes about the current state of Colombia. Women there who have withdrawn from the world trought their calling are world unto themselves – a Catholic world above all.

What we see also is their more or less conscious reflex, sometimes, even with a touch of make-up, of posing like the Sulpician icons perfected and popularized at the end of the 19th century. Seen in this light, one nun is Bernadette Soubirous of Bogota, and another a Saint Theresa of Cali. This book by Françoise Huguier resembles a missal of which only the pious images have even kept as bookmark, gently guiding us to an in-between world where the fascinated photographer merrily wanders, full of recollections.

Gérard Lefort
Text by: Gérard Lefort

Publisher: Filigranes Éditions (2013)
80 pages
Size: 13x20 cm  

Françoise Huguier Photo Poche N°143

La riche diversité de l'oeuvre de Françoise Huguier s'explique peut-être par son refus de choisir entre les différentes facettes du médium photographique. Elle s'intéresse à la mode – on sait sa longue complicité avec le couturier Christian Lacroix – mais la traite de façon décalé ; elle parcourt en profondeur l’Afrique et décide d’en faire connaître les grands photographes ; le photoreportage, qu'elle pratique à travers une longue collaboration avec Libération, la requiert autant qu'une forme d'investigation anthropologique dans laquelle elle excelle.

"Cinéma, politique, société, mode, la palette des centres d'intérêt de Françoise Huguier est aussi diverse et originale que ses pratiques photographique qui alternent avec bonheur reportage au long cours, photographie documentaire, portrait ou paysage. Depuis ses premiers travaux, elle voue à la découverte et à l'exploration des grandes régions du monde et aux rives de certains grands fleuves nourriciers (Niger, Mékong, Neva), riches de peuples et de cultures multiples, une passion sans failles... Françoise Huguier tisse depuis bientôt quarante ans une oeuvre photographique dont l'éclectisme formel le dispute à l'unicité critique du regard."
Text by: Gérard Lefort

Publisher: Actes Sud (2012)
144 pages
Size: 12,5 x 19 cm  

Kommunalka (DVD)

En donnant la parole aux résidants des KK, Françoise Huguier porte un regard sur une société russe en pleine mutation, bien loin des fortunes colossales qui se sont constituées ces 20 dernières années et qui forment la face visible de la Russie actuelle. Le film dépeint le quotidien d’un Kommunalka, de la misère et la promiscuité d’un tel lieu, et des rapports humains.

Une expérience humaine. Un film violent sans aucune violence, débordant d’amour et de tendresse.

« Chaque plan est magnifique, gorgé d’humanité. Kommunalka est plus qu’un passionnant témoignage sur le communisme d’hier et la Russie d’aujourd’hui. C’est un huis clos sur la violence de la vie ensemble, qui rappelle combien une existence, à Saint-Pétersbourg ou ailleurs, est un tissu serré d’espoirs et de désillusions » Télérama
Text by: Françoise Huguier

Publisher: EM éditions Montparnasse (2010)
Size: 97 minutes


On retrouve Françoise Huguier au cœur de Saint-Pétersbourg, locataire d'un Kommunalka, littéralement appartement communautaire. Déambulant dans les couloirs de ces espaces collectifs où le silence semble un luxe inouï, la photographe nous guide et nous plonge dans les méandres d’une intimité collective où coexistent des vies et des destins, transformant les habitantes en modèles et l'appartement en Académie des beaux-arts.

Publisher: Actes Sud (2008)
180 pages
ISBN :2742773975   

J’avais huit ans

I had to wait for 50 years before going back in Cambodia. Fifty years that hit hardly this country, through a history of conflicts and suffering.
This way back on the footsteps of my childhood matured for a long time in me. The reason of my slow pace was not fear, but the urge to live for my passion, photography. First, I had planned to go there with my friend Serge Daney but his life decided otherwise. So I flew for Africa, then Russia. Maybe I was unconsciously trying to occult my tragedy, though unforgotten.
Then I wanted to go back for the sake of my mother, whose memory at this time was fading as the years went by. This dive into the past was allowing me to really communicate with her, maybe for the last time.
In December 2003, quasi apneous, I went to the encounter of the child who, years agos, had tasted the the carefree life in the heart of plantation, and I got in touch with the 8 years girl I was, who had been a prisoner of the Viet Minh and the Issarak people.
To her, I dedicate this travel log that discharges my memory.

Publisher: Actes Sud (2005)
195 pages  


Fashion photos shot in the shows during 15 years (1983-1998)
Azzedine Alaïa, Adeline André, Pierre Cardin, Jean Colonna, John Galliano, Jean-paul gaultier, Roméo Gigli, Olivier Guillemin, Rei Kawakubo, Michel Klein, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Olivier Lapidus, Lecoanet-Hemant, Véronique Leroy, Martin Margiela, Issey Miyaké, Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler, Paco Rabanne, Gérard Pipard, Emmanuel Ungaro, Yves Saint laurent, Martine Sitbon, Gianni versace, Yohji Yamamoto.
Text by: Gérard Lefort

Publisher: Actes Sud (1999)
146 pages
ISBN :2742724249   


"During her frequent travels through Burkina Faso and Mali, Françoise Huguier took the time of encounter : she spoke to people, went into houses, women's rooms, and listened.
This way, she earned the right to take pictures of their life, and brings back a serie of portraits seased in intimacy, simplicity and mutual respect. Stares capture your eye : familiar, intense stares, women's stares collected on doorsteps, or in the shelter of a room, the surrender of a bed corner.
The book then evokes the slow pace to confidences, in a text where Françoise Huguier tells by words the secrets that each of her photos respectfully betrays."
Text by: Claire Denis

Publisher: Actes Sud (1996)
87 pages
ISBN :2742710671   

En route pour Behring - notes de voyages en Sibérie

This time, Françoise Huguier brings back « En route pour Behring – Notes de voyage en Sibérie. » from the other side of the earth, le Great North. What was this "adventuress" looking for? Was it, at firts, to be elsewhere? Things seen and perceived. Naked landscapes, snow and ice, inhabited landscapes near industrial workshops ou sea ports, little towns, villages, huts, tents, sleeepy gulags, gaveyards. Reindeers, , morses, whales, a white bear. Colours, smells. And faces, lives… Nenets, Tatars, Dolgans, Nganassans, Inuits, Bouriates, Russians, Armenieans, Lituanians… Françoise Huguier took six months to approach the mythic frontier beetween her childhood's geography and an adult dream. « En route pour Behring » is her log of this journey.
Text by: Gérard Lefort

Publisher: Éditions Maeght (1993)
152 pages  

Sur les traces de l'Afrique fantôme

"From March 1931 to February 1933, Michel Leiris crosses Africa from West to East. He is the archivist of an ethnographic mission directed by Marcel Griaule, task that drives him to held a log. This travel notebook became "L’Afrique fantôme", a great book first published in 1934 by Gallimard. From May 1988 to January 1990, the photographer Françoise Huguier and the writer-reporter Michel Cressole, went back together on the Dajar-Djibouti mission's road, in quest of the "goût du merveilleux" (magic taste of life) that led Michel Leiris sixty years before in the Black country. Each of them held a travel log, one using images and the other, words."
Text by: Michel Cressole

Publisher: Éditions Maeght (1990)
240 pages  


    2017 - Photographies de l'année de Bellême (France), trophée d’honneur pour l’ensemble de sa carrière

    2016 - Prix International Planète Albert Kahn (prix qui récompense un photographe reconnu pour ses qualités humanistes et dont le travail aura marqué son époque.

    2011 - Prix de la photographie de l'académie des beaux-arts (pour son projet Vertical / Horizontal, Intérieur / Extérieur. "Middle Classes" en Asie du Sud-Est à l'aube du XXIe siècle).

    2008 - Anna Politkovskaïa award at the 31st Festival International de films de femmes de Créteil for her film "KOMMUNALKA".

    1993 - World Press Photo award for her series "En route pour Behring"

    1993 - Villa Médicis "hors les murs" for her series "En route pour Behring"

    1990 - Villa Médicis "hors les murs" for her series "Sur les traces de l’Afrique fantôme"

    1987 - Rencontres internationales de la photographie d’Arles Award

    1986 - KODAK Award


The world’s curiosities of Françoise Huguier (Paris)
From 2020-06-30 to 2020-10-11

In reference to her photographic work, Françoise Huguier is presenting a selection of unusual, poetic objects she has gleaned throughout the world. The exhibition is designed like a travel journal. “I keep these objects—sources of inspiration for my photographs—at my home like a travel journal. Taking a photograph is first an immaterial concept: I look then take a snapshot. Whereas for an object with volume, I immediately adopt a story that is not my own. […] This cabinet of curiosities bringing together my objects and photographs is both my microcosm and my way of fathoming the world’s...

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Les Nonnes (Apt)
From 2019-06-12 to 2019-09-30

Colombia is known for its violence. But in this series, Françoise Huguier chooses to show another aspect of the country, by exploring it’s religious community. She visited the nuns that live in convents in Bogota, Cali and Popoyan, the three main cities of Colombia. In a country where 93% of the population claims to be catholic, the recluse world of the nuns reflects the history of the country: deeply religious, but also mixed with different cultures.

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Sublimes (Minsk)
From 2019-06-11 to 2019-07-10

Sublimes gathers fifteen years of attending fashion shows and sewing workshops. In this series, Françoise Huguier challenges the stereotypes surrounding the fashion world and through her camera, fashion becomes an artistic object. Those years spent at the heart of the fashion industry have allowed her to build a look that brings to life the most secret details and sumptuous splendours of the materials. The movement, whether it is in the bodies or in the fabrics, is captured in the middle of the crowd and still, Françoise Huguier manages to make us feel like she was the only spectator.

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Francoise Huguier Exhibition (Pau)
From 2019-01-26 to 2019-03-30

This exhibition dedicated to Francoise Huguier will include two series. Fresh member of VU’, Françoise Huguier goes to Kwazulu-Natal, then to Burkina Faso and to Mali to photograph women’s intimacy. A book is born from this work; Secrètes, published by Actes Sud. Françoise Huguier took the time to meet those women. She spoke to them, entered their houses, and their bedrooms, and, above all, she listened to them. In this way, she earned the right to photograph their life, and brought back a series of plain portraits captured in shared respect. From 2000 to 2007, she spends every autumn...

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Sublimes and Kpop (Houlgate)
From 2018-06-08 to 2018-07-16

Etre femme photographe « À chaque fois que je proposais un sujet à un média, on me disait : « Tu crois que tu en es capable ? » ; « Tu n’y arriveras pas » … Il faut se battre, être opiniâtre, faire face aux réflexions, argumenter. C’est un combat continuel, encore aujourd’hui. Par contre, sur le terrain, c’est plus simple. On arrive souvent plus facilement à rentrer dans l’intimité des gens que l’on photographie. » Françoise Huguier SUBLIMES Dans l’alchimie des lumières, la photographie joue avec les formes élaborées par les couturiers. Elle pénètre dans l’intimité de leurs artifices,...

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Jardin intime (Paris)
From 2018-03-09 to 2018-03-31

À l’occasion de la parution du nouvel album de RSF, 100 photos de Françoise Huguier pour la liberté de la presse, du 8 au 31 mars, la Galerie VU’ consacre une exposition à cette immense artiste au destin exceptionnel. Jardin Intime propose une sélection d\'une cinquantaine de tirages couleur et noir & blanc de différentes séries dont des images iconiques et inédites. Si elle se définit elle-même comme \"simple photographe documentaire,\" Françoise Huguier a imposé son œil à multiples facettes dans l’univers de la photographie, mais aussi du cinéma, de la mode, du film documentaire et du...

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Virtual Seoul (Lausanne)
From 2017-12-07 to 2018-03-11

Exposition dans l’espace « Art Lounge » (niv.-1) et plusieurs espaces de circulation dans tout le musée. Un accrochage photographique ultra coloré pour aller à la rencontre des Coréens d’aujourd’hui ; une étonnante balade qui explore les multiples facettes du mode de vie coréen, de la K-pop des jeunes, aux « Colathèques » des plus âgés.

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Couleurs Pays (Beauvais)
From 2017-10-14 to 2017-12-31

Pour Françoise Huguier, l’aventure de la mode commence avec les défilés qu’elle photographie deux fois par an, backstage et dans les ateliers. Ses photos apparaissent à partir de 1983 dans les pages du journal Libération. Les directeurs artistiques de grands magazines comme Vogue, New York Times magazine, I-D, Women’s wear, Marie Claire Bis lui commandent des séries de mode. Elle réalise aussi des publicités pour Mugler, Lanvin, Lacroix... En 1983, Françoise Huguier réalise pour Marie Claire Bis une série de photographies de mode en Martinique. Hautes en couleurs, ses photographies se...

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Grand Paris, the intimate approach of Françoise Huguer (Pantin)
From 2017-04-08 to 2017-04-30

Françoise Huguier has photographied the privacy of twenty four families that live around the future train stations of Grand Paris Express. She adopt a sociological look by sharing their trip difficulties, sometimes one hour and half and three connections. Those journeys should decrease by half with the future Grand Paris Express. This work is to discover as part of the Mois de la Photo. Preview on the 8th of april 11am.

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From 2016-01-21 to 2016-03-05

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Pince-moi, je rêve (Paris)
From 2014-06-04 to 2014-08-31

Cette exposition est la description d’un monde rêvé par Françoise Huguier. Sans romantisme publicitaire, sans lyrisme, mais comme une collection d’images glanées, réalisées avec élégance, sans avoir l’air d’y toucher. Au plus près des gens, dans leur intimité, avec une insolence qu’elle revendique. La traversée de l’Afrique à +40°C, la Sibérie polaire à -40°C, la lutte dans la jungle fever des défilés de mode, les nonnes en Colombie dans l’intimité de leurs cellules, l’Asie du Sud-Est des années 1950 et sa jeunesse d’aujourd’hui… l’exposition n’est pas exhaustive, mais revisite les points...

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Les nonnes (Fréjus)
From 2013-04-06 to 2013-06-09

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Vertical/Horizontal, Intérieur/Extérieur (Paris)
From 2012-10-25 to 2012-11-25

Cette exposition est l’aboutissement d’un ambitieux projet initié en 2010 par Françoise Huguier, une étude en huis clos des classes moyennes des trois capitales d’Asie du Sud-Est : Singapour, Kuala Lumpur et Bangkok.\rPour dresser le portrait de cette « agora multiethnique », Françoise Huguier est allée au plus près de ces femmes et de ces hommes, acteurs majeurs du processus de modernisation de cette partie de l’Asie dont on parle peu ou mal. Avec un oeil patient et curieux, elle a engagé une exploration sans exotisme de leur quotidien intérieur comme extérieur.\rVisages de jeunes ou de...

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Kommunalka (Paris)
From 2010-11-05 to 2011-01-08

“Someone was kicking my bedroom door: I woke up with a jolt. It was four in the morning. Two guys holding bottles of vodka insisted we got to know each other. Their room was at the end of the corridor. On the way we bumped into an old woman, the one who can never get to sleep. With a wave of her hand she seemed to say don't worry, I keep watch day and night. After two or three hours of more or less disjointed conversation, I left my neighbours room and went to get breakfast ready in the communal kitchen. I started to cook an omelette on one of the gas cookers; suddenly I realized it was the...

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