Victorine Alisse

As a child, Victorine dreamed of becoming a writer. Today she understands that it is thanks to her camera that she can tell stories. Photography allows her to highlight the reality of people on the margins of society but also to enter into intimacy with the people she meets. It’s above all the encounter with the other that nourishes her work. After training in international relations and humanitarian action, Victorine devoted herself to photography.She develops a documentary approach to photography and deals with societal and environmental issues, notably with her work “On avait tous un paysan dans la famille” (We all had a farmer in the family) which questions the different faces of the french agriculture.

Victorine is also interested in new narrative forms by combining texts and images with the series “Au grand air” created with JS Saia who lives in the Bois de Vincennes. This
photographic discussion does not try to talk about the “street world”, but rather to show a poetic side of this way of life, which does not prevent solitude and isolation. This work was awarded the Caritas Photo Sociale Prize in 2021.

She was also selected to participate in the first French-speaking virtual creative residency in photography and poetry between eight artists from five different territories. Four photographers and four poets from Quebec, France, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Congo were invited to work on the common theme of “intimacy” during three weeks of virtual creative meetings. She collaborated with the Belgian director and poet Aurélien Dony. Their productions will be published in a special fanzine at the end of 2021 with the publishing house Nebel Press.

She is a member of the Hors Format photography collective and she also collaborates with the French and international press.