My first series is a seven months reportage about people living in my neighborhood, in typical countryside houses. Meeting them, learning from their experience and their lives confirmed my attraction for portrait photography. The second series mixed throughout, despite the lack of people in the frame, is full of their presence, and was a real challenge for me; taking pictures of my parents’ house, after having spent one year somewhere else.

Celine Fernbach
Photographer

I was born in South West of France. My father was an amateur photographer, and his black and white portfolios were my first contact with photography, though I’ve never been really interested in classic art. I borrowed his camera and started taking my own photographs at the age of 17. Mostly shooting with analog black and white films, I spent a year developing and printing them in the darkroom of my high school’s photo club, then in Bordeaux University’s darkroom.

Some technical internships specialized in studio and black and white processing urged me to start taking pictures more like an author than like a technician. Beyond my technical taste for graphic framings, black and white and square format, meeting and photographing ordinary people, far from fashion, beauty and advertisement, is my driving force.

Celine Fernbach
Photographer

I was born in South West of France. My father was an amateur photographer, and his black and white portfolios were my first contact with photography, though I’ve never been really interested in classic art. I borrowed his camera and started taking my own photographs at the age of 17. Mostly shooting with analog black and white films, I spent a year developing and printing them in the darkroom of my high school’s photo club, then in Bordeaux University’s darkroom.

Some technical internships specialized in studio and black and white processing urged me to start taking pictures more like an author than like a technician. Beyond my technical taste for graphic framings, black and white and square format, meeting and photographing ordinary people, far from fashion, beauty and advertisement, is my driving force.

My first series is a seven months reportage about people living in my neighborhood, in typical countryside houses. Meeting them, learning from their experience and their lives confirmed my attraction for portrait photography. The second series mixed throughout, despite the lack of people in the frame, is full of their presence, and was a real challenge for me; taking pictures of my parents’ house, after having spent one year somewhere else.

  • A Home for Something Unknown
    Mar 2 – Apr 28, 2024
    Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
    Berlin, Germany
    With the exhibition A Home for Something Unknown, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and Haus am Lützowplatz present works by 27 international artists living in Berlin who were awarded the Berlin Senate 2023 visual arts work stipend. The twofold increase in the number of artists receiving this scholarship, as well as the heightened international representation of recipients compared to previous years, underscore Berlin’s deep commitment to fostering and celebrating the visual arts (more…)
  • Marguerite Humeau: Orisons
    Jul 29, 2023 – Jun 30, 2025
    Black Cube
    Hooper, USA
    Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons is a subtle, 160-acre earthwork that transforms an unfarmable plot of land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley into a place of reverence, honoring its expansive history, existing ecosystem, and imaginable futures. The work consists of the land in its entirety, as well as a series of eighty-four kinetic and interactive sculptures that invoke the land’s histories and vast network of interrelations. (more…)