Ophélie Loubat
Photographer

Ophélie Loubat is a documentary photographer born in 1999 in Toulouse, France. She is now based between Paris and the South of France.

After studying applied foreign languages, she completed a Master’s degree in political science in Paris. She started working in NGOs supporting refugees in Calais and Paris, before deciding to devote herself to photography. In 2022, she started the photojournalism course at the ÉMI-CFD in Paris in order to develop her visual language and storytelling. In summer 2023, she was selected to participate in the Canon Student Development Program workshop in Girona, Spain.

The subjects that drive her are related to family relationships and human rights issues. In 2023, she won the Prix ISEM Jeune Photographie, part of the photography festival Image Singulières for her story “Yves and Ismail” about a dad and his son living in Brest. She continues this long-term project on single parent families with the support of Agence Vu’ mentorship program.

Her photographic practice answers a desire to get into people’s intimacy and document their stories authentically. For her, it is a way to highlight societal issues through the prism of intimate stories.

Her work has been displayed in several collective exhibitions in France. She collaborates regularly with French newspapers and institutions. Since November 2023, she has been a member of the platform Divergence Images that distributes her work.

Ophélie Loubat
Photographer

Ophélie Loubat is a documentary photographer born in 1999 in Toulouse, France. She is now based between Paris and the South of France.

After studying applied foreign languages, she completed a Master’s degree in political science in Paris. She started working in NGOs supporting refugees in Calais and Paris, before deciding to devote herself to photography. In 2022, she started the photojournalism course at the ÉMI-CFD in Paris in order to develop her visual language and storytelling. In summer 2023, she was selected to participate in the Canon Student Development Program workshop in Girona, Spain.

The subjects that drive her are related to family relationships and human rights issues. In 2023, she won the Prix ISEM Jeune Photographie, part of the photography festival Image Singulières for her story “Yves and Ismail” about a dad and his son living in Brest. She continues this long-term project on single parent families with the support of Agence Vu’ mentorship program.

Her photographic practice answers a desire to get into people’s intimacy and document their stories authentically. For her, it is a way to highlight societal issues through the prism of intimate stories.

Her work has been displayed in several collective exhibitions in France. She collaborates regularly with French newspapers and institutions. Since November 2023, she has been a member of the platform Divergence Images that distributes her work.

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    Publication
    4 Color Books / Penguin Random House
    International
    When photographer Adraint Bereal graduated from the University of Texas, he self-published an impressive volume of portraits, personal statements, and interviews that explored UT’s campus culture and offered an intimate look at the lives of Black students matriculating within a majority white space. Bereal’s work was inspired by his first photo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, entitled 1.7, that unearthed the experiences of the 925 Black men that made up just 1.7% of UT’s total 52,000 student body. (more…)
  • Maggie Lee: Magazine
    Feb 10 – May 20, 2024
    Kunsthalle Zürich
    Zürich, Switzerland
    The exhibition Magazine was born out of the artist’s long-held desire to publish her own magazine – a very personal magazine that would nonetheless circulate further than just her own circle of friends. Maggie Lee’s passion for this medium of distribution was inspired by her work in copy stores, and above all by creating zines since her teenage years in New Jersey. There is a special appeal to the creative self-realisation in self-publishing (more…)
  • Gertie Fröhlich: (In)Visible Pioneer
    Sep 13, 2023 – Mar 3, 2024
    MAK
    Wien, Austria
    The artist Gertie Fröhlich (1930–2020) was in the background and yet still the focal point of the activities of the Viennese avantgarde.While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, she made contact with young artists of all disciplines, became the “moving spirit” of the Galerie nächst St. Stephan [Gallery near St. Stephan’s Cathedral], and her apartment at Sonnenfelsgasse 11 was soon a meeting place for creative people (more…)
  • Bára Prášilová: Circles
    Publication
    PositiF
    International
    The first comprehensive book by photographer and visual artist Bára Prašilová summarizing her work over the past 15 years. The editor of the book, Thomas Beachdel, characterizes her work as “pictures of wonder” balancing on the edge of beauty and strangeness, reality and fantasy, tenderness and violence, which stems from the author’s sense of the absurd. (more…)