Born in 1976, Sabrina Mariez has led two lives, at least. The first one was dedicated to scientific research. She studied for five years analytical chemistry, before deciding to devote herself to photography. From a science consisting in the study of the chemical components of materials, she’s gone towards an art of revealing, on photographic film, the inner substrates of an identity.
This search is plainly visible in her last portfolios. One is about gender - for which French transvestites accepted to pose in all their flaming fragility. Another one was taken during summer 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. Each time, Sabrina Mariez’s goal was to capture the familiar and the otherness, to seize something of the truth inside each character, beyond appearance.
So we meet faces. Looks, often thoughtful. Surroundings where a color, an incongruous object, give us echo of the strangeness that resonates in every life. Each element is deeply pesent. Places. People. Some very known. Other anonymous. Each unique. All printed, henceforth, in our memory.
2015 - 2015: MAP Festival Toulouse, 2015 - 2015: MAP Festival , 2014 - 2014: Les Boutographies Festival, 2013 - 2013: Prix Hensel- Réponse photo, 2013 - 2013: Prix PHPA - Photo d’hôtel photo d’auteur, 2013 - Prix Kodak Nation Photo Paris, 2012 - 2012: Prix Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Award