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Pauline was born in 1982 in Charleroi, Belgium. Based in Cairo for 5 years, Egypt, she speaks Arabic. She studied journalism in Ihecs, Brussels, including one year in a photojournalism program in the Danish School of Journalism in Arhus. She worked on different documentary projects in Congo, Bangladesh, Albania and Belgium. She is a founder member of Out of Focus collective.
Pauline received a grant from the Belgian Foundation “La Vocation” in 2007. And she was one of the recipients of the Open National Photography Prize in 2010, which is followed by an exhibition at the Photography Museum of Charleroi, Belgium. In 2011, She received a grant from the Belgian Journalism Found to produce an essay on Egyptian youth. Her first major solo exhibition took place in April 2012 in the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. With her collective Out of Focus, she organized and participated in many street exhibitions in Belgium and France.
Today, Pauline is focusing on the Arab and the Islamic world, trying to go beyond stereotypes. Her work was published in Le Monde Magazine, Telerama, Liberation, The Guardian, The New York Times, Elle, Le Soir, La Libre Belgique, De Morgen, Days of Japan, Colors, D La Repubblica,…
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