Masks and disguises, puppets or men of the fields, the affable figures and disturbing creatures of the French photographer Estelle Hanania adorn the streets of St-Briac-sur-Mer. A summer journey through 50 flags to discover a village with character and encounter with contemporary creation.
Graduated from Ecole des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2006, Estelle Hanania was awarded the same year at the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival. In 2010, she was also one of the winners of the American magazine Photo District News, PDN’s 30, which recognizes 30 emerging photographers. She quickly adds press commissions to her personal work and collaborates with major fashion brands as with famous Lifestyle magazines.
Her work comes in series that she realizes through sometimes unusual and always humanly strong encounters.
Masks and disguises are recurring motifs in his iconography varrying between affable figures and disturbing creatures. The traditions in themselves interest her for their theatricality and the richness of their unusual details. But beyond the traditional, ritual aspect of events or celebrations, what pushes her towards all these “communities” is rather a fascination for the “group”. The way in which people unite and create strong bonds between them, bonds which govern certain principles of their life.
Free exhibition in the streets of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer.
The exhibition Estelle Hanania is organize by the Ville de Saint-Briac-sur-Mer in partnership with the Frac Bretagne.
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Image : Estelle Hanania, Cassandro el Exotico (détail), 2018 © Estelle Hanania