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Elsa & Johanna
Johanna Benaïnous (1991) and Elsa Parra (1990) are two French visual artists, photographers and directors. The artists met and decided to form their duo in 2014, at the New York School of Visual Arts, while they were both on an educational exchange. Staging themselves in their creations, they wish to live and share a human and sensitive experience. “Our commitment is to create sensitive and authentic stories and people,” they say. Their works have won numerous awards (Prix Picto de la mode in 2017, Prix du Public at the 34th Hyères International Festival in 2019) and are part of the collections of the Palais Galliera and the FMAC in Paris. In 2019, they were selected by Osei Bonsu (curator at the Tate Modern) to participate in the Curiosa sector of Paris Photo, with a solo show.