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Bronze 2021 Fine Art / Other

La Belle Est Venue

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art / Other
  • Photographer
    Emmanuelle Becker

This series is inspired by the bust of Nefertiti and is titled La Belle est Venue, the French translation of Nefertiti, literally “Beauty has come”. Surrealist theory is central to my photography. Surrealist thought drew heavily on Sigmund Freud’s investigations of the subconscious. The images address the role of memory and the subconscious in the creative process. The deconstructed appearance reflects the fragmentary nature of the mind. I use the mannequin as a vessel for my emotions. Through overlays and juxtapositions I search to create a reality beyond reality.

Emmanuelle Becker is an artist-photographer living in Paris. She studied photography and printmaking at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. and pursued her Masters degree in painting at Pratt Institute in NYC. Her interests lie in both fine art and street photography. She has exhibited her work in Europe, Western Asia and the United States and is the recipient of multiple awards and distinctions. Her work has appeared in several international photography publications.