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 of the late 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 magazine to be published in January 2021.
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 just got selected by Artdoc magazine in the online exhibit "Dada and Democracy" .
WHO I AM
I am a photographer, director, and imaginator living in Paris france
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