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Floriane de Lassée

Floriane de Lassée was born in Paris on October 11, 1977. She headed towards photography studies, wishing to be a painter or photographer.She obtained her first degree at the Penninghen School of Graphic Art in Paris, then continued her studies across the Atlantic, and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York, where she was able to experiment with all kinds of mediums and cameras, in particular the 4x5 view camera.

She works mainly by staging her subjects: a committed artist, she strives to represent women throughout the world (lifestyles, traditions, relationship to the body, etc.).

She has been working in a very feminine universe for more than twelve years, in France and the four corners of the world. In overview, Floriane highlights contemporary societal issues and sublimates them by treating them theatrically.

For example, in Inside Views (2004-2011), she looked at the female loneliness felt in many megacities and imagined these women prisoners in a glass cage, looking out the window, life from below. It is these same enclosed beauties that we find in the series of life-size light boxes, Presences (2011-2015).

From 2012 to 2014, she went to very remote corners of the world and directed the series "Half the Sky" in which women perpetuate traditions while affirming their identity. Through this journey, she realized the burden that each of them bravely carried. This gave birth to another series "How Much Can You Carry" highlighting the physical weights that men and women carry every day, with children but also more metaphorical ones such as the weight of social and sexual differences, or even religious.

Two books emerged from Floriane’s photo series: "Inside Views" at Nazraeli Press in 2008 and "How Much Can You Carry?" in 2014 at Filigranes. Floriane is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Laurence Boué Agency in Paris.