LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Hélène Guétary started her career as a visual artist and worked with photography for many years.
She published a book of her early work of "Tableau Photography" in collaboration with Patrice Casanova, "SKINDEEP", with a foreword by Federico Fellini.
She then worked on a project that lasted for two decades, HYPNOPOMPIA, an anthropological fiction sponsored by the Polaroid Corp with the use of the 20x24 inches Polaroid camera. https://www.heleneguetary.com/gallery-hypnopompia
It has been exhibited in France and the US, featured in Zoom Magazine, Photographie, Camera Arts, Actuel, Liberation, among many international magazines, and acquired by collections and museums.https://www.heleneguetary.com/presse
The HYPNOPOMPIA projet led her to direct. She then concentrated on directing and writing. She has been working internationally for the past 20 years, directed numerous award winning short programs, documentaries and Fiction. She also conceived immersive videos for the Opera, and wrote 4 published novels.
Full bio: https://www.heleneguetary.com/biography
Hélène recently returned to photography, inspired by the loneliness of the lockdown, and worked with herself as a model on two series: ME, MYSELF & I, a surreal photographic diary, and LE MONDE MASQUE, a photographic exploration of life behind the Mask,
showing at gallery Basia Embiricos in Paris in December 2020, and featured in Artdoc magazine in the "Human beings, not human skins" online exhibit, and in the N°2 Issue of HAS (Humanities, Art and Society) magazine in January 2021.
She recently had a solo show at the Atelier Galerie TAYLOR in June 2021 in Paris.
She's currently working on a new series, "Zeitgeist", a call for attention to the fragility of our world. A selection of photos from the Zeitgeist project was published by Artdoc magazine in the online exhibit "Dada and Democracy" . She's been selected for a Residency in NEW YORK in 2022 by RESIDENCY UNLIMITED, and in India, and Mauricius by the BASU FOUNDATION to start expanding her project around the world.
The Magazine PARIS BAZAAR featured her work in May of 2021, defining it in the article of the article as "Poetic Resistance"
WHO I AM
I am a photographer, director, and imaginator living in Paris france
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