Sandrine Hermand Grisel
Personal summary Born and raised in Paris France, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel fell in love with photography at an early age but it was only after obtaining a degree in International Law that she decided to dedicate her life to her real passion. Influenced by her late mother's sculptures and her husbands paintings and films, she worked on several personal projects before her series Nocturnes was recognized in 2005 by Harry Gruyaert, Bertrand Despres and John Batho for the Prix Kodak de la Critique Photographique. In the footsteps of her grand father who was a filmmaker in the US Army during WWII, she moved with her family to the United States in 2006 and began experimenting landscape photography with her series Somewhere and On the road. In 2013, she created the acclaimed website All About Photo and now spends most of her time discovering new talents while still working on personal projects.
Awards 2012 : 3rd Artslant Showcase Winner
2010 : International Photography Awards : Honorable Mention
2009 : International Photography Awards : Honorable Mention
2008 : 1st place Vis à Vis international
2006 : 3rd place Leica Les Indépendances
2006 : Prix Kodak Special Mention
2000 : 5th place Fédération photographique de France
2000 : Réponses Photo 2nd place « Vos photos à la une »
2000 : 1st place Prix Arc images
1999 : Bourse du Talent Picto-Kodak (major contest in France)
1997 : Prix Ilford du Jury
1997 : Réponses Photo 1st place "Vos photos à la une"
1997 : Honorary Mention10th Concours International de la Photographie pour la Jeunesse
Exhibitions 2015: SeeMe Digital Exhibition at the Musée du Louvre, Paris 8
2013 : Fotofever Photography Art Fair, Paris
2012 : Fotofever Photography Art Fair, Brussels
2012 : Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2011 : Limited Edition Square, Paris X
2010 : Le Pavé d’Orsay, Paris VII
2010 : City Hall, SFAC Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2010 : Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2009 : Arles, France
2009 : Centro, San Francisco
2009 : Nuit de la photographie contemporaine, Paris VI
2009 : Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2009 : Europ’art’09 Genève
2008 : Bateau Daphné Paris V
2008 : Centre Iris Paris III.
2008 : Red Union San Francisco.
2007 : Rencontres Leica, Espace Commines Paris III.
2006 : Salon des Indépendances, Enghien les bains. (Festival)
2005 : Mairie du 9ème arrondissement « Résolument 9 ». Paris
2000 : Picto Bastille. Paris
2000 : Espace Bontemps, Gardanne.
1998 : Espace Nesle Paris VI (Mois Bis de la Photo).
1997 : Maison de la Culture au Luxembourg (FIAP).
1997 : Prix du Jury Ilford, touring exhibition in France
Be-Art Magazine 2015, World Photography Network 2015, See Me 2015, Lost in SF 2013, Artslant 2012, ArtBusiness 2009, Mini Nude Bible (Book) 2008, Nude Bible (Book) 2008 Reponses Photo Magazine 2005, ELLE Magazine 2002, Photo et Video Numerique Magazine 2000, Reponses Photo Magazine 2000, Reponses Photo Magazine 1998, Ilford Agenda 1998, Reponses Photo Magazine 1997
Also on the Net Artslant.com Tatoolagon.com
About the series Somewhere showcased at City Hall in San Francisco SFAC Galleries and Rayko Photo Center:
Somewhere… in the United States… As an emigrant, I am not a tourist, nor a total stranger, nor totally at home… 50 states… 3.79 million square miles to travel all over to discover it all. In other words an impossible task!
I decided to choose a glimpse of it… here or there… to proceed by strokes... by sensations… here or there… by impressions…
Los Angeles will remain for me a huge amusement park ride in the shape of a giant bean… Death Valley: ravens dancing on a dried tree… Las Vegas: a few palm trees lost in front of an immaculate blue sky… Unusual, timeless, irrational, my memories of America are not what we expect, not like others… my images are an elusive vision of a country without limits…
Somewhere is my American testimonial… my testimonial from here, nowhere and elsewhere…