Françoise Huguier

In March/April 2009, FRANCOISE HUGUIER spent a month and a half in residency in Singapore to develop her latest series of photographs, focusing on the inhabitants of Housing Development Board (HDB) estates in Singapore, titled Don’t Move.

Travelling the globe and documenting her adventures in books, FRANCOISE HUGUIER is one of the great reportage photographers.

Aside from travel, FRANCOISE HUGUIER is famed for her backstage fashion show images. Her practice in fashion begin with her photographies of “les défilés” (the fashion shows) that she follows live twice a year from backstages and workshops. These photos have appeared in the daily newspaper “Libération” for the first time in 1983. Artistic managers from such well known magazines as Vogue, the New York Times Magazine , ID, Women’s Wear, Marie-Claire and DS, then ordered her numerous fashion reportages (she also shot advertises for Mugler, Lanvin, Lacroix, etc.).

And she also enjoys experimenting with film: her short film Journée Ordinaire was shortlisted for the Cannes Film Festival in 1990. She has also collected honoraries for her photographs – including the World Press Photo Prize in 1993, and the Kodak Prize back in 1986. Passionate about her work and Africa, she organised Africa’s first Biennale of Photography in 1994.

She is a brilliant all-rounder!

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