Marylise Vigneau

Raised in Paris in a conventional family Marylise Vigneau developed an early taste for peeping through keyholes and climbing walls. She studied Comparative Literature at la Sorbonne and her thesis was about cities as characters in Russian and Central European novels. Her education is essentially literary but photography became more and more her language during her life’s journey. She documents life mainly in Asia, focusing on cities and on what time, development or isolation do to them. She searches for the fragile beauty of human existence with its desires, humor and abysses. She likes to play with opposites; absence and presence, emptiness and fullness, isolation and multitude, fondness and irony, the very near and the faraway. The inner and the strange.