Aline Deschamps

Aline Deschamps (b.1991) is a French-Thai photographer currently based in Beirut. She holds a Master of International Relations from La Sorbonne Paris 1 and a Post diploma in Digital Media Arts from EPSAA (École Professionnelle Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques de la Ville de Paris). Her work tackles social and identity issues such as gender, migration, and cultural heritage.

 

Through her lens, Deschamps seeks to visually translate social testimonies, and to challenge the dominant representation of her subjects. Her most recent long-term project, I Am Not Your Animal, depicts migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Her intimate portraits aim to create a visual shift in how these women are usually represented in mainstream media.

Deschamps is the laureate of the SCAM Grant 2021 “Brouillon d’un rêve”, the Prize UPP-Picto 2021, and is among the finalists for the Prix Levallois (2021). She was part of collective exhibitions (Agence Vu’, Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Gulf Photo Plus etc.) and also held several solo exhibitions since 2009.

Aline's photographs were relayed by several international media (Al Jazeera English, BBC, Libération, the British Journal of Photography, Público, L’Oeil de la Photographie, O’Globo, etc...).

 

She is a Canon Ambassador, and a member of Women Photograph, Middle East Images and Diversify Photo.

Exhibitions & Awards

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

2021

UPP X Picto Prize, France

Canon Ambassador, France

 

2018

Visa Pour l’Image, Finalist of the Canon Workshop, Perpignan, France

Agence Vu’, Finalist for the Canon competition for Paolo Verzone’s workshop, Paris, France

 

2017

PX3 – The Paris Photography Prize, 1st Place winner in Portraiture, France

 

2014

Paris Jeunes Talents, Finalist, Paris, France

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

2020

Luk Khrueng Generation, Host BKK Gallery, BKK, Thailand & MRO Foundation, Arles, France

 

2018
Samsara, Le 24, Paris, France
Les Grands Hommes, Le Hangar, Bagnolet, France

 

2015
Sérendipité, les Rencontres Photographiques du 10ème, Paris, France

 

2011
TED X Inside Out, street exhibition, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

2009

Regards sur l’Enfance supported by UNICEF France, Mairie du 13ème, Paris

 

SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS

 

2021

Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9), Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, U.A.E

Chemistry of Feeling, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, U.A.E

 

2019
Visions from Europe, Matera European Photography Center, Matera, Italy
Fil(s) d’Exil, Maison des Ensembles, Paris, France

 

2018
Première, Agence VU ’, Paris, France
Voies Off – EFET, Arles, France

 

2017

PX3 Laureates, Galerie Beaurepaire, Paris, France

 

GRANT & RESIDENCY

 

2021

Brouillon d’un rêve, a grant by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (Scam), France

 

2019

Matera European Photography / Visions from Europe, a Canon Residency for the European Capital of Culture, Matera, Italy

TALKS

 

2021

On Documenting human trafficking, by Thompson Reuters Foundation – Guest speaker

 

2020

On Artivism, by Civil Society 20 Summit – Guest Speaker
On the Kafala System, by Stanford Arab Student Society – Guest speaker