Marikel Lahana is a french photographer
Free from photography capturing the now, her pictures are a staging of what is felt. She tries to capture in each person his difficulty of being. The Body itself captures our attention and structures the visible, offering to our view what Marguerite Duras meant by the « indelible perfection of the personnal accident ». Her photography is grainy, trembling and hesitant : it’s her presence in the image , not a perfectible default.
French photographer and art critics’s Dorothee Smith wrote about her work :
"Using her camera as a two-way mirror," desaturating his portraits to the bone, "Marikel observes the manner in which its models to represent themselves as demigods their identity photographic subject. "
In 2008 , Marikel received the prize of « Bourse du Talent » for her Portraits. The same year she was exhibited in Arles and in the public Library BNF in Paris. In 2009, she won the MJA (Mission for young artist). Since then Marikel has had solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe (Berlin, Reykjavik, Modena, Milan, Amsterdam, Lisbonne …) , in Asia (Dali, Pingyao, Pekin …) and also in Canada (Toronto) …
Marikel’s student carrier has included a post-graduate degree digital images and special effects at the ENSAD decoratives art school of Paris, a degree from the French national school of photography of Arles ENSP, the Aalto University in Helsinki and then at the National Studio of Contemporary Arts LE FRESNOY.
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