In the course of my travels, I happened upon landscapes that had a mysterious power. Their contemplation mobilized my imagination and provoked an emotional reaction that went beyond the appreciation of their beauty.
My thoughts wandered through their poetry. These places left lasting memories that I combine into single-layered images, to create INscapes. To paraphrase the words of the Surrealist author Philippe Soupault, to create these images, I travelled inward in search of inner landscapes.
Emmanuelle Becker is a visual artist and photographer based in Paris. She graduated with honors from George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she majored in photography and printmaking and then continued her studies with a master’s degree in painting at Pratt Institute in New York. Her photographic work is infused with this plural training and these different creative processes.
Becker takes a very intimate look at her subjects, whether real or imaginary to create her unique dreamlike imagery. She draws on both History and personal memory to fuel her imagination. Her fascination with dreams and the mysteries of the unconscious is at the heart of her creative process and is reflected in her work, revealing a singular surrealist sensibility.
Emmanuelle Becker’s work is frequently exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and she is the recipient of numerous international awards and distinctions. Her photographs appear regularly in specialized publications. [Offiacial Website]