The Agence VU has invited three new photographers to join its ranks: Liz Hingley, Frank Loriou and Stephen Dock.
The role of photography agencies evolved over the past 20 years. Nevertheless, for photographers, belonging to an agency remains a kind of holy grail, or at least an important milestone in their careers. For Liz Hingley: “I can say ever since I was at University I have admired the photographers that are represented by VU and the agencies approach to photography. My work is very personal and for me entering an agency is like entering a family. I see it as a collaboration built on understanding and a desire to do great things together.”
Founded in 1986 by Christian Caujolle and Zina Rouabah, the Agence VU’ is a mix of both photojournalists and art photographers. The agency seeks artists with a singular style, and refuses to specialize in one field of photography. As Caujolle has written, the Agence VU represents a, “photography haunted by questions of time, movement and memory. A photography of distinct but coherent aesthetic styles, from reportage to still life, from impressionism to work that questions the role of documentary. A photography that, although it demands a strong connection between ethics and aesthetics, not only seeks to represent the world, but to become a part of it, with the the requisite physical and formal risks that such a pursuit implies. It is a photography that questions how the world functions, but more importantly, where it fails.”
Liz Hingley (b. 1985) lives in London. She joined Agence VU’ as an exclusive member. She specializes in , media, the corporate and cultural worlds.
Frank Loriou (b. 1966) is based in Paris. He is now represented by Agence VU, .
Stephen Dock (b. 1988) was born in Mulhouse and is now based part-time in Paris. He joined the Agence VU’ as an exclusive member, where he specializes in , media, and the corporate and cultural worlds.