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Emilie Regnier

Born in 1984, Montreal, Canada
Lives and works in France




Émilie Régnier was born in 1984 in Canada ; she spent most of her childhood in Africa, mainly Gabon. In 2008 after photographic studies, she moved to Dakar, Senegal where she was based until 2015. She was currently based in Paris. She worked in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and throughout Africa. Her works has been exhibited widely in Europe, Africa, Middle East and North America.

The photographs of the Haitian-Canadian artist Émilie Régnier document the pride and flair of today’s African society while exploring the ongoing cultural conversation between Africa and the West. Émilie, who grew up in Central Africa, has extensively documented the style and cultural signifiers found in the shops, alleyways, and corridors of power throughout the continent and beyond.

For her Leopard series, Émilie spent several years creating portraits that explore the symbolic power of leopard patterns and prints in Dakar, Kinshasa, New York, Johannesburg, Paris, and even a small town in Texas. Émilie has observed that, throughout much of Africa, the leopard is a symbol of courage, strength, and beauty. Its fur has been a representation of tribal power for traditional healers and heads of state. French designer Christian Dior first introduced the leopard print onto European runways in 1947; since then, leopard has created a fascination and become a symbol of sensuality and self-assured femininity around the world.

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Eight women photographers look at domesticity, feminine identity and familial ties

The Straitstimes

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By Neo Xiaobin

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14.10.2017
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First Look: This New Book Celebrates Women Photographers from the African Diaspora

Okay Africa

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By Antoinette Isama

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30.06.2017
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De Liz Taylor a Beyoncé: los mensajes ocultos que esconde el estampado de leopardo

El Pais

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By Begoña Gómez Urzaiz

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17.05.2017
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The Meaning of Leopard Print

The New Yorker

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By Katie Ryder

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04.05.2017
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The Alluring Energy Of Leopard Print, In Pictures From Throughout The World

NewsFlog
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27.04.2017
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This Photographer Examines African Beauty and Beyoncé

The Cut / New York Mag

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By Lena Rawley

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25.04.2017
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Emilie Regnier Across Borders

Interview Magazine

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Par Tess Mayer

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24.04.2017
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Tutte vogliono essere Beyoncé

Internazionale
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24.04.2017
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Expo photo : Impression léopard

Biba

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By Evelyne Eveno

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23.04.2017
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The women of the Ivory Coast channeling their inner Beyoncé

Dazed

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By Kemi Alemoru

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21.04.2017
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From Mobutu to Beyoncé: Portraits by Emilie Regnier explore the symbolic power of leopard print

International Business Times

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By Alex Wheeler

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20.04.2017
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Coeval

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By Sunny Lee

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18.04.2017
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Exploring the politics of hair at west african salons

I-D Vice

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By Marquita Harris

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12.04.2017
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Photographer Chronicles The Glamorous Hairstyles Of West Africa's Beauty Salons

The Huffington Post

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By Priscilla Frank

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20.03.2017
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Seeking Style in the Markets of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The New York Times

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By Kerri MacDonald

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17.03.2017
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Conheça: A fotografia de Emilie Regnier

Olveha

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By Fernanda Garcia

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11.03.2017
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Sur les traces de l'imprimé léopard

M Le magazine du Monde

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By Christelle Paillard

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09.03.2017
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Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World

Time

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By Kira Pollack & Katherine Pomerantz

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06.03.2017
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VOGUE Italia presenta la prima edizione del PHOTO VOGUE FESTIVAL

Magnart
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23.11.2016
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Ivory Coast Style

The New York Times
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19.11.2016
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Paris Photo : l'intrigante obsession pour le motif léopard, de Paris à Kinshasa

Cheese Konbini

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By Matthew Kirby

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15.11.2016
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Omar Victor Diop,

Seydou Keïta,

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere,

Emilie Regnier,

Malick Sidibé


Arts plastiques : l'Afrique en guest star à Paris Photo

Jeune Afrique

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By Nicolas Michel

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10.11.2016
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Man Ray to Martin Parr: Preview of the world's largest photography fair

International Business Times

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By Alex Wheeler

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31.10.2016
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IAM... Emilie Regnier, Photographe

IAM Magazine
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08.03.2016
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Emilie Regnier, Photostories

Vogue
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01.03.2016
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Emilie Regnier / Série Passeport

L'Oeil de la photography

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By Sophie Bertrand

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22.10.2014
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Diverse future

Talent, n°39

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By Sean O'Toole

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01.09.2014
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