Séverine Galus

Photographs

A journalist in the print media in Quebec for more than fifteen years, my job has led me to collaborate with many talented photographers and to realize the impact of images, the only ones that can sometimes bear witness to the unspeakable. Aware that "a picture is worth a thousand words", so it is natural that I am equipped with a DSLR in 2011 and launched me in the photo self-taught. Influenced by my profession, my practice focuses first on documentary photography and street photography. I like my photos tell a story, challenge or provide emotions. It is clear that it is above all the human that attracts my eye. The humanist photo shows both difficulties and injustices, but also simple happiness in life. In 2014, the desire for a new life brings me with my little family in Ariège, at the foot of the Pyrenees. Far from the tumult of urban life that I had known until then, I concentrate on the main human activity that surrounds me, that of my children, Sidonie and Lucien. Then begins "Nature of children", a series that refers to the life they have in the countryside, close to nature, but also to the natural and spontaneous attitude of children, their emotions, that I try to grasp . From where I came the idea of ​​pushing the work further and using these photos to try to demystify trisomy 21, which is reached my daughter, Sidonie. Today, I define myself as "Photoreporter of emotions". Specialist black & white, my style, my sensitivity and my ability to capture the moment allow me to make strong images, timeless, unforgettable ...

Awards and distinctions 2018 - 1st Prize, Best Photo - IP Monochrome National 2 contest of the 2017 Photographic Federation of France - 1st Prize of the public - Competition of the Festival Portrait (s) in Vichy 2015 - 1st Prize of the jury, category Flora - Festival Pyrenean of the Image Nature, Cauterets 2015 - Finalist, category Portrait, magazine Photos

Main exhibitions January 2017: Nature of children - Regards Croisés - The Mareschale, Aix-en-Provence September 2017: Sidonie Rhapsodie - "Singularity", Art, culture and disability meetings - Quai des arts Cugnaux February 2018: Nature of children & Sidonie Rhapsodie - IRFSS French Red Cross of Occitanie, Toulouse April 2018: N & B exhibition in duet with the Belgian photographer Nathan Verstraete - Estive de Foix from 14 to 28 April 2018 June to the end of September 2018: Nature of children - Exhibition of large outdoor formats in Generville (Aude) as part of the festival Photo Paths.