Charlotte Yonga

Born in Paris in 1985 to a French mother and a Cameroonian father, Charlotte grew up in an old christian abbey by the river in the west of France.  

After high school, she went back to Paris to study and practice visual Arts. Graduated with honors from the Fine Art School  ENSAPC in 2010, she began to work as a portrait, documentary photographer and a creative educator.  

She had worked and lived France, Oakland (Usa), Tangier (Morocco), Cameroon and since a few years, between Barcelona (Spain) and Paris.  

Her photographic approach, impregnated with dramaturgy, is traversed by questions linked to the notion of individuality subjected to delocalization and North-South cross-examination. Her subjects, mostly people captured in characteristic contexts, are at the center of attention and face the viewer. 

She aims to shows tangible personalities in their complexities, the alchemy summoning realism, strength and vulnerability. Loving the idea of bringing out the reliefs and the singular impressions that can reveal a supposed banality. Then in a concern to move her gaze to subjects, she explores the expressive qualities specific to other medias. She makes video and sound projects. She had also been drawing since her childhood and recently decided to show as well her intimate work on colors and forms, her "therapeutic sketches"...



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