Valentine Zeler
Photographer

After a year in journalism school in Paris where I learned the basics of radio and video, I decided to turn to my passion, photography.

In 2016, at my eighteenth birthday, it is during a reportage made alone in India on the condition of women that the change takes place. I understand the power of photography: the good it can do and the reactions it generates. This work was awarded the François Chalais Young Reporter Prize in the Photography category. Following this, I was able to complete a three-month internship at Agence France Presse (AFP) in Paris and learn news photography in the field. Since then, I occasionally collaborate with their office in Strasbourg.

But it’s after a training with the D.U “Photodocumentary and transmedia writings” in Carcassonne that I decide to launch myself as a freelancer and join in April 2018 the Hans Lucas Studio. This gateway allowed me to make my first publications in large editorial offices such as The Guardian, NRC, Le Monde, Libération, La Croix or even Le Figaro.

I have always aspired to make documentaries, whether in photography or video. I followed a training course on documentary writing at the CEFPF, a course supported by the Grand-Est region. I was named winner of the Hopl’Awards 2020 with my photographic documentary “Pour ne jamais oublier,” about the memorial reenactments in Normandy.

Today my work revolves around memory, and the notion of landscape in the mountains. I am currently working on a photographic series called “our interior landscapes”, whose theme is the impact of climate change on the inhabitants of the Vosges mountains. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture via the Drac and Nop-Grand Est and will be exhibited in May 2023.

Valentine Zeler
Photographer

After a year in journalism school in Paris where I learned the basics of radio and video, I decided to turn to my passion, photography.

In 2016, at my eighteenth birthday, it is during a reportage made alone in India on the condition of women that the change takes place. I understand the power of photography: the good it can do and the reactions it generates. This work was awarded the François Chalais Young Reporter Prize in the Photography category. Following this, I was able to complete a three-month internship at Agence France Presse (AFP) in Paris and learn news photography in the field. Since then, I occasionally collaborate with their office in Strasbourg.

But it’s after a training with the D.U “Photodocumentary and transmedia writings” in Carcassonne that I decide to launch myself as a freelancer and join in April 2018 the Hans Lucas Studio. This gateway allowed me to make my first publications in large editorial offices such as The Guardian, NRC, Le Monde, Libération, La Croix or even Le Figaro.

I have always aspired to make documentaries, whether in photography or video. I followed a training course on documentary writing at the CEFPF, a course supported by the Grand-Est region. I was named winner of the Hopl’Awards 2020 with my photographic documentary “Pour ne jamais oublier,” about the memorial reenactments in Normandy.

Today my work revolves around memory, and the notion of landscape in the mountains. I am currently working on a photographic series called “our interior landscapes”, whose theme is the impact of climate change on the inhabitants of the Vosges mountains. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture via the Drac and Nop-Grand Est and will be exhibited in May 2023.

  • 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…)
  • Betty Bee: Nacquero A Napoli Improvvisandosi
    Apr 7 – Jun 7, 2024
    zaza'
    Milan, Italy
    Strictly brunettes. Indeed brunette one, brunette the other. Capricious by poetics the first by birth, smooth as a straight line the second. The birthplaces of both are Parthenopean. As for one rooted on the cliffs of Posillipo where she also spent the resilient months of the recent Pandemic, while the other belongs to that blood material that protrudes into the vessel of the great swarming artery of Via Foria and its labyrinthine environs, where she still resides. (more…)