Noemie Goudal

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VIDEO: Noemie Goudal discusses the obsessions and fetishes that lie behind her images.

VIDEO: Noemie Goudal discusses the obsessions and fetishes that lie behind her images.

VIDEO: Noemie Goudal discusses the obsessions and fetishes that lie behind her images.

It was while participating in a workshop in New York lead by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, that Noemie Goudal realised that what really interested her was making photographs about other people's stories.

Noemie recreates small episodes from people's lives. Some are based on their fantasies and others draw on their personal experiences. But what is common to all her work is Noemie's ability to translate these anecdotes into a visual language using the narrative properties of the photograph to convey more than a literal document.

Noemie began taking pictures as a young teenager in her grandmother's garden, where she would ask her sisters to dress up in costumes and play a role for the camera. She went on to study graphic design at college but when reviewing her final portfolio she realised that it was full of photography and stopped pursing a career as a designer and applied to St Martin's College in London to study photography.

Her talent was quickly recognised when she won the photography prize at Central St Martins, the D&D Student of the Year Award in 2006 and also in the same year being awarded a merit in the Fujifilm competition.

She has been exhibited internationally: her series of Louis Vuitton sponsored Christmas window displays in Hong Kong; at the D & D New Blood show in London, 2007 and her series "Les Roses de Veules" in France.

Since graduating from the Royal College in 2010 Noemie Goudal has become one the most successful emerging artists of her year.

Picked up by the Caitlin Prize and Saatchi's New Sensations for her final degree show series "Les Amants", Noemie has gone on to exhibit internationally in Milan, Paris and New York and in London.

For her latest solo show at Edel Assanti, London she presented new work "Haven Her Body Was", which will also be shown at Project B in Milan in September.

In 2011 she was awarded the inaugural artist in residence at the Corinthia Hotel in London and an exhibition of the project will be shown during April 2012 at the hotel.

Noemie was selected for the 2012 Photo50, curated by Sue Steward and will also be included in the forth coming survey show of contemporary photography "Out of Focus", which opens at the Saatchi Gallery on the 25th April.

Her work is held in the collections of the Saatchi Gallery, Winterthur Fotomuseum and Conran Foundation.