Camille Nivollet

Camille Nivollet 
French photographer, born in 1992
Lives in Paris (France)
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Graduated from the National Superior School of Art of Bourges in 2016, Camille Nivollet develops a specific interest for the realization of long-term projects on social subjects and alternative lifestyles, which leads her to continue her training at the EMI-CFD from which she graduates in photojournalism in 2020.

In parallel with her social reporting, Camille Nivollet is committed to realizing personal projects that are in line with the author’s documentary. She proposes new approaches to subjects related to the notions of territorial anchorage, home and migration, too often reduced to clichés. Her series Fragments calaisiens and Ainsi squattent-ils are exhibited in festivals and published in the press.

Series produced during MP#03:
Un temps sans école

“While French law makes instruction compulsory for children aged 3 to 16, it does not specify that it must take place at school. In 2022-2023, 54,309 children will be “family-educated”. Against this backdrop, this project combining text and documentary photography focuses on those families who have chosen to withdraw or not to enroll one or more of their children in school, and on the way in which daily life is then organized. To address these questions, I was able to integrate myself into the intimacy of these families and accompany the youngsters at key moments in their lives, with the intention of exploring the plurality of family, friendship, love and association ties. I was then able to observe how these different ways of networking, in this so floating time of adolescence, are a lever of adaptation to this extraordinary situation.”