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Vanessa Victoria Franklin is a French photographer who now lives in Hong Kong. After graduating from l'Ecole des Gobelins, she went to London to work as a photo assistant. During this time she exhibited her first series of British urban toilets "Ladies & Gentlemen" in Paris Espace Cardin. She was noticed by editorial magazines and photo agent and started a prolific career as a commercial and portrait photographer in Paris and London. In 2011 she moved to Japan, where her series "Bleu" was shown at Hasselblad Gallery in Tokyo and Imura Gallery in Kyoto. Vanessa worked as a photographer while joining the Organizing Committee of Tokyo Photo Art Fair for the 2012 and 2013 edition. She moved to Hong Kong in 2014. Her exhibition "Lives and Works in Hong Kong" was shown by Alan Chan at Space 27 during the French May Festival in 2016.

 

Exhibitions:

2003 Exhibition at Espace Cardin “Ladies and Gentlemen” , Paris

2004 Exhibition at  Fringe Festival for collective exhibition “Urban myth”, Edinburgh 

2006 Exhibition at Gallery Chambre avec Vues “Plugs” ,Paris

2012 AMA Project charity photo exhibition , Tokyo Photo, Tokyo

2013 “Tokyo Flowers” exhibition with Herdon Contemporary , Tokyo Photo, Tokyo

2014 “Bleu” exhibition at Imura gallery during Kyotography photo festival,  Kyoto

2015  Exhibition « Plugs »  Toof Gallery, Hong Kong

2015  Summer group Exhibition La Galerie, Hong Kong

2016  Exhibition in collaboration with Enki Bilal for « INBOX » Chanel NeXus Hall, Tokyo

2016  "Lives and Works in Hong Kong »  in collaboration with artist Nicolas Lefeuvre at Space 27, Hong Kong 

2016  First Open,  Christie’s auction ,  Hong Kong

2016 «Tokyo Flowers »  Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong

2017    Amnesty International charity group exhibition « Carnaval », Kong Art Space, Hong Kong