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B. 1981, Pau, France. Currently based in Tunis, Tunisia.

I studied linguistics at the University Paul Valery, Montpellier, but went to work as an accountant upon graduation. In 2014, after 9 years in accounting, I decided to radically change my life. I left my job and went into the arts, combining my two passions, communication and visual documentary practices. I’m deeply interested in people and the human condition and I like to work in collaboration with my subjects, allowing them room to develop their own artistic capabilities and express themselves directly. I use the visual medium to engage with the world and to push for more critical thinking. Most of my work to date has focused on migration and the idea of belonging. In 2016, I co-founded with the architect Julie brun the Jungleye association, granted for several projects, which engages communities through participatory practices with photography and storytelling. I combine the artistic direction of our association in different contexts, with my own photography and film projects. Since 2016, I have been working on a trilogy of short films that draw on the common vocabulary invented at the foot of boundaries to redefine the act of migrating and communicate the collective experience.

What stands out in my work is how I collaborates with my subjects, working horizontally, putting their needs and aspirations on the same plane as mine. The power in my narrative is that it’s never about the “other”, rather it’s always about “us”. My positioning allows for a new conversation to grow up around a subject that has become increasingly polarized and toxic in public debate.  

I have published work in the European press and internationally, and my work has been exhibited in both collective and solo exhibitions.
I am member of Women Photograph

Séverine Sajous
Available for assignments & workshops in all over the world.
You can reach me by
Phone: +33 628802796 / +216 52480103
E-mail: severine.sajous[at]
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