Juliette Bates is a French photographer who lives and works in Paris. in 2007 she completed a Masters Degree in Art History at the Paris University X with a focus on Freak Photography in the late nineteenth Century.
In her series Histoire Naturelles she shows her pronounced taste for graphics, curiosities and scenes instilled with an absurd element. Bates explores photographic themes that appeal to her: the confrontation of man and nature, the passing of time, a certain fragility… The series won the price of UPP Découverte/Dupon in 2012.
Elene Usdin is a French photographer who was awarded the 2006 Prix Picto de la Jeune Photographie de Mode. Most of time, she photographs herself in surprising, dreamlike and erotic situations, never without a touch of humor.
Her SIA Livre images show her within paper cut-outs and lush landscapes that recall her dreams around the time of the project, in what appear to be loose sequence.