Clara Miquel
Photographer

Clara Miquel is a Paris-based Chilean photographer and cultural manager. In her work, she delves into the captivating realm of girlhood survival through her lens. Her photographs serve as witnesses to the myriad challenges women face—from navigating relationships with men, to the complexities of adulthood, to trying to heal trauma, and even the spectrum of reproductive choices, including the delicate dance of avoiding pregnancy and the choice of abortion.

Clara uses her lens to exorcise her own experiences, weaving personal resilience into the visual narratives she creates. Most of her pictures are taken with point-and-shoot cameras, a deliberate choice to be as discreet and non-invasive as possible, allowing the authenticity of the moments to unfold naturally.

As a storyteller, she attempts to illuminate the profound bonds of sisterhood. Her photographs capture moments between her closest friends, showcasing the collective strength of women and the joyous embrace of rituals. Creating spaces where individuals can play, feel safe, and freely express themselves, Clara’s camera chronicles simple stories of resilience and unity that unfold within these personal and shared experiences.

Clara Miquel
Photographer

Clara Miquel is a Paris-based Chilean photographer and cultural manager. In her work, she delves into the captivating realm of girlhood survival through her lens. Her photographs serve as witnesses to the myriad challenges women face—from navigating relationships with men, to the complexities of adulthood, to trying to heal trauma, and even the spectrum of reproductive choices, including the delicate dance of avoiding pregnancy and the choice of abortion.

Clara uses her lens to exorcise her own experiences, weaving personal resilience into the visual narratives she creates. Most of her pictures are taken with point-and-shoot cameras, a deliberate choice to be as discreet and non-invasive as possible, allowing the authenticity of the moments to unfold naturally.

As a storyteller, she attempts to illuminate the profound bonds of sisterhood. Her photographs capture moments between her closest friends, showcasing the collective strength of women and the joyous embrace of rituals. Creating spaces where individuals can play, feel safe, and freely express themselves, Clara’s camera chronicles simple stories of resilience and unity that unfold within these personal and shared experiences.

  • TIME SQUARE
    Dec 1, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
    Flashback Habitat
    Turin, Italy
    Flashback Habitat Ecosystem for Contemporary Cultures continues its path of experimentation and artistic research with the new exhibition Time Square: L’arte in piazza trascende il tempo. The exhibition takes inspiration from the famous square in New York, changing its name to Time Square, where the words “time” and “square” collide and recompose new meanings. The American square is the clear symbol of aggressive modernity and humanity in transformation. (more…)
  • Tongues of Fire
    Feb 22 – May 5, 2024
    Kunsthall Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway
    In response to our home building’s former life as a fire station, and Trondheim’s history as a city shaped by blazes whose traces are still present in its design today, this group exhibition brings together artists who have been deeply touched and transformed through the challenges manifest in the burnt and burning. Hailing from diverse generations and backgrounds, these individuals converge to explore how flames have served as agents of change across time and space. (more…)
  • Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters
    Publication
    Steidl / C/O Berlin
    International
    The images of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark are icons of documentary and humanistic photography. Focusing her camera on the socially disadvantaged and those on the fringes of society, she told the stories of her protagonists without prejudice. In the context of the emerging women’s movement in the USA during the 1960s and 70s, and as a freelance photographer at a time when print media was suffering its first major crisis, Mark fought her way to the forefront of female voices in photojournalism. (more…)