Marylise Vigneau

Raised in Paris in a conventional family Marylise Vigneau developed an early taste for peeping through keyholes and climbing walls.

She studied “Compared Literature” at la Sorbonne and her thesis was about cities as characters in Russian and Central-European novels. Her education is essentially literary but photography became more and more her language during her life’s journey. She is documenting life mainly in Asia focusing on cities and on what time, development or isolation do to them. She works mainly on long term project because she thinks that time is an essential character. She likes to play with opposites; absence and presence, emptiness and fullness, isolation and multitude, fondness and irony, the very near and the far away. The inner and the strange.

Her work has been shown in Angkor Photo Festival, Foto Istanbul, Yangon Photo Festival, Nairang Gallery in Lahore and Focus Photography Festival in Mumbai. It has also been published in Pix Quarterly (India), Asia Life and Milk in Cambodia as well as in Eyes Open (Italy).

Her ongoing work about Cambodia has been exhibited in November 2015 at the Delhi Photo Festival and screened at the Angkor Festival 2015. Her work about the Lahore Mental Hospital in collaboration with Aun Raza was exhibited at QR Photo Gallery in Bologna, Italy in February 2016.

Her Pakistani Diptychs will be exhibited in September 2017 at the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad.

In October 2015, she joined the Anzenberger Agency in Vienna.