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 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 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,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 work about Cambodia has been exhibited in 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 2016. In 2017, she was part of the exhibition “Insider/Outsider” at Photoville in New York. Her Series “Innocent Prowls Through Pakistan” has been exhibited in 2017 at the Indian Photo Festival in Hyderabad. In 2018, her work "Yangon, Tentatively" has been exhibited during the Yangon Photo Festival. She is represented by the Anzenberger Agency in Vienna

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