Born in 1964 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Valérie Belin turned to photography very early on during her studies at the École des Beaux-arts de Versailles, then at the École nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges. Also holding a Masters in philosophy of art, she first found herself in different minimalist and conceptual movements, where she questioned the photographic medium – both as the subject of her work and her means of creation. At the heart of her work, a particular attention to light and matter nourishes her reflections. In it, she discovered a field of experimentation where she was able to study the bodies of things and beings, as well as their metamorphoses and sublimations. With 45 series to her credit, and exhibitions presented all over the world, Valérie Belin has established herself on the international scene. Winner of the Prix Pictet in 2015, she was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2017.