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Réflexivité(s) : Adrienne Surprenant


Adrienne Surprenant (1992) is a French-based Canadian photographer.
She joined the MYOP agency in 2022 and is a member of Women Photograph.
Her favourite themes are on the boundary between the visible and the invisible, in order to give the situations, she tackles the complexity that helps to confront them in an honest and empathetic way.
Identity, mental health, human rights and the environment are intertwined in her projects, which reflect the raw reality of the world.
For Adrienne, photography is an uncompromising social commitment.


Between 2017 and 2021 Adrienne travelled several times to the Central African Republic. The photojournalist made people from different backgrounds tell her their nightmares and insomnia, from imprisoned warlords to female survivors of sexual violence.
These testimonials reveal a harsh reality: sleep disorders are one of the main symptoms of the traumatic memory of the conflict that has torn the country apart since 2013.
From the fiction of dreams, but rooted in the reality that inspires them, this is the coverage of a country grappling with the pervasiveness of violence and its impact on mental health.
While Adrienne is covering the war in Ukraine, her sister ADÈLE SURPRENANT, a Freelance Journalist, tells us about the origins of her passion for photography.


From July 14 to 31, 2022
Lourmarin, France

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