Emilie Regnier is a Canadian Haitian photographer born in Canada in 1984, and spent her childhood in Africa, mainly Gabon. In 2008 she moved to Dakar, Senegal where she was based until 2015. Now her work is taking place between Europe and Africa and she is currently based in Paris. Regnier has worked in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and throughout Africa. Her work has appeared in numerous international publications such as Le Monde, Le Monde Magazine, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, International Courier, The New Yorker, Foam and as been exhibited in Amsterdam, Dubaï, Milano, Paris, New York, Toronto, Lagos among many others.


2016 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, grant for research and creation

2015 Canada Winner, Flash Forward Fondation, Magenta 2015

2014 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, grant for research and creation

2014 participant of the Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo

2014 Selected by Foam Magazine, Talent Issue

2013 Canada Winner, Flash Forward Fondation, Magenta

2013 Selected by the Santa Fe portfolio review

2012 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, ( Vivacite) grant for research and creation

2011 Honorable mention from the Magenta Foundation


2017 Arles, night of the year, projection, ( collectives)

2017 1.54 Art Fair New York, galerie Magnin-A, ( collectives)

2017 From Mobutu to Beyonce, Bronx Documentary Center, New York, ( solo)

2017 Leopard, Lille, Afriques Capitales, curated by Simon Njami ( collectives)

2016 Hair, Photo Vogue Festival, Milano, ( collectives)

2016 Leopard, Paris Photo Grand Palais, Gallery Magnin-A, ( collectives)

2016 Hair, festival of fashion and photography of Hyeres ( collectives)

2015 Passeport, Lagos photos festival, October 2015 ( collectives)

2015 Passeport, Photoquai, Biennnale du quai Branly, ( collectives)

2014 Passeport, Unseen , Amsterdam, Foam ( collectives)

2014 Passeport, East Wing Gallery, Dubaï, Foam( collectives)

2014 Passeport, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, Foam ( collectives)

2014 Passeport, International Toronto Airport, Contact Festival, ( collectives)

2013 Regard d'Oxfam Quebec, Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, September, ( collectives)

2012 Boys Dakar , Tohu September, ( solo)


2017 El PAIS, De Liz Taylor a Beyoncé, May, https://smoda.elpais.com/moda/estampado-leopardo-historia-mensajes-ocultos/

2017 New Yorker, The meaning of Leoprad print, May, http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-meaning-of-leopard-print

2017 Potere Animale, Internationalize, May

2017 Huffington Post, The alluring power of Leopard print, in photo from across the world, April, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/photography-leopard-emilie-regnier_us_58f13c49e4b0bb9638e4048f

2017 The Cut, This photographer examines African Beauty and Beyoncé, April, https://www.thecut.com/2017/04/photos-mobutu-to-beyonce-exhibit-emilie-regnier.html

2017 Interview Magazine, Émilie Regnier across Borders, April, http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/emilie-regnier-bdc

2017 Internationalize, Tutte Vogliono Essere Beyoncé, April, https://www.internazionale.it/foto/2017/04/24/hair-emilie-regnier

2017 Biba, expo photo: Impression Léopard, April, https://www.bibamagazine.fr/galerie/expo-photo-impression-leopard-66528

2017 Dazed, The women of the Ivory Coast channeling their inner Beyoncé, April, http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/35640/1/ivory-coast-channeling-inner-beyonce-emilie-regnier-bronx-documentary-center

2017 International Business times, From Mobutu to Beyoncé; portraits by Emilie Regnier explore the symbolic of Leopard print, April, http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mobutu-beyonce-portraits-by-emilie-regnier-explore-symbolic-power-leopard-print-1617821

2017 Coeval, Emilie Regnier, April, https://www.coeval-magazine.com/coeval/emilie-regnier

2017 I-D, Exploring the politics of hair at west african salons, April, https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/xwddqn/exploring-the-politics-of-going-blonde-at-west-african-salons

2017 Huffington Post, Photographer chronicles the glamorous hairstyles of West Africa’s beauty salons, March, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/emilie-regnier-photography_us_58c7faade4b081a56def6e16

2017 The New York Times, Seeking style in the markets of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/fashion/emilie-regnier-abidjan-the-look.html?mcubz=0

2017 M Le Magazine du Monde, Sur les traces de l’imprimé léopard, March, http://www.lemonde.fr/m-styles/article/2017/03/09/sur-les-traces-de-l-imprime-leopard_5091679_4497319.html

2017 Times Magazine, Women in photography 34 voices from around the world, March, http://time.com/4671986/women-photographers/

2017 Foam n°47, Emilie Regnier, p.8, What’s new

2016 The New York Times, Ivory coast style, December, https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/fashion/hair-salons-ivory-coast-abidjan-women-style.html?mcubz=0

2016 Cheese Konbini, Paris Photo: l’intrigante obsession pour le motif léopard de Paris à Kinshasa, November, http://cheese.konbini.com/photos/paris-photo-lintrigante-obsession-leopard-de-paris-a-kinshasa/

2016 Jeune Afrique, Omar Victor Diop, Seydou Keïta, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Emilie Regnier, Malick Sidibé, November, http://www.jeuneafrique.com/372972/culture/arts-plastique-lafrique-guest-star-a-paris-photo/

2016 Issue Magazine, Emilie Regnier, October, http://issuemagazine.com/emilie-regnier/#/

2016 I AM, Emilie Regnier photographe, March, http://www.iam-africa.com/fr/iam-emilie-regnier-photographe-senegal/

2016 Vogue, Emilie Regnier, photo stories, March,http://www.vogue.it/en/photography/photostories/2016/03/01/emilie-regnier/

2015 Yet Magazine, Emilie Regnier, December

2015 Snapped, Emilie Regnier, March

2015 Courrier International, Une jeunesse africaine, March, http://www.courrierinternational.com/diaporama/photographie-une-jeunesse-africaine-0

2014 L’oeil de la photographie, Emilie Régnier, série passeport, October, http://loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/2014/10/22/article/26353/emilie-regnier-serie-passeport/

2014 Foam Magazine, Talent n°39, Diverse Future, September, https://shop.foam.org/nl/foam-magazine-foam-magazine-39-talent-2014.html

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