Bio

Joséphine Douet’s work explores the notions of sacred and savage in the relationship between man, death and nature. She mainly works on the agony of threatened worlds, with a sense of mute violence and magic, displacing reality out of the frame.

Her works have been shown at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Hudson River Museum, Aipad, PhotoEspaña, Visa pour l’Image, Galerie Anne Clergue, Mondo Galeria, Galerie de l’Hôtel Jules et Jim… She has photographed or collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Sophie Auster, Alexander McQueen, Bartabas, Christian Lacroix, Maison Valentino, Jose Maria Manzanares, Viktor & Rolf, Loewe, Delpozo… Her photographs have been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Elle, Esquire, GQ, Liberation, El Pais, Paris Match, Harper’s Bazaar…

She is currently based between Paris and the village of Aalbaek, in northern Denmark. 

Upcoming exhibitions :

  • 2021 : Pourritures Nobles – Anne Clergue Galerie, Arles, France. 
  • 2022 : The Breath of Leviathan – Kastrupgårdssamlingen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2022 : The Breath of leviathan – Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark

Selected solo exhibitions :

  • 2020 : Solo show – Adelson Galleries, New York City, USA. (rescheduled due to Covid. New date to come)
  • 2020 : Alma Herida – Anne Clergue Galerie – Photodoc Paris, Paris, France.
  • 2018 : Les Furtives – Galerie Balouka/Musée Hillingsø, Trouville, France.
  • 2017 : Wyeth Wonderland – Hudson River Museum. Yonkers, New York, USA.
  • 2016 : Coutures – PhotoEspaña, Official section, Museo del Traje. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016 : The Secret sits – Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015 : Manzanares père et fils – Anne Clergue Galerie. Arles, France.
  • 2014 : Coutures – Mondo Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2014 : Silencios – VISA pour l’Image. Perpignan, France.
  • 2014 : Silencios – Anne Clergue Galerie. Arles, France.
  • 2013 : Peajes – Galerie de Hôtel Jules et Jim. Paris, France.
  • 2012 : Alma Herida – Las Ventas. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2010 : Peajes – Espace 14. Nîmes, France.
  • 2010 : Peajes – PhotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2010 : Coutures – Institut Français de Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2009 : Peajes – Centro de Bellas Artes. Alicante, Spain.

Collective shows :

  • 2020 : Women to the Fore – Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, USA
  • 2016 : Premio Fundacion ENAIRE – Sala Sert, Ministerio de Fomento. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016 : Aipad Photography show, (w/Throckmorton Fine Art), NYC (USA)

Collaborations :

  • 2015 : Workshop in Fashion photography, Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid (SP)
  • 2014 : Curator for the Premio Internacional de Fotografía Alliance Française en Espagne y EFTI 
  • 2012 : Masterclass for Canon Spain, Bilbao (SP)

Collections : 

  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain), Hudson River Museum (NY, USA), Museo del Traje (Madrid, Spain) and private collections.

Languages : French, English, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Danish, German, Russian