Amandine BESACIER
Photographer

Amandine made the portraits of the talented young people supported by Porosus in 2019. 

 

What is your artistic background?

I've been interested in photography since a very young age, then after my Baccalauréat and university, where I felt completely lost, I went back to photography school where I studied for three years. I then worked in different places, in laboratories, in the photo department of magazines, as an iconographer, I also worked for a brand of photographic films. All these experiences allowed me to learn even more, to refine my taste and to feel able to launch myself as a full-time photographer. 

 

How do you see your profession today?

It's a difficult profession in which you can sometimes feel a lot of competition, where it's difficult as a young woman photographer to find your place. It's really an everyday struggle. But it's a profession that we choose out of passion, we meet a lot of people, exchange ideas and enriching experiences, it's a profession that is in constant evolution. It involves questioning yourself and it's not always easy, but I'm happy to have chosen this profession and I can't see myself doing anything else. 

 

How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

This question is complicated because at the moment I have the impression that I'm moving forward month after month. I know that my personal work will take a more documentary turn, the woman will always be the main subject but I want to start telling real stories and get away from fiction. I would like to be able to live 100% of my projects, to be represented by galleries and to gain some recognition in the field. There's still a long way to go to achieve this, so we'll see.

 

This interview was conducted in 2019

Photo credit: Amandine Besacier