An image from the series “Totem de Vie.” © Kate Fichet. Courtesy of the artist.
Parisian photographer Kate Fichet’s offbeat portraits mask the faces of her subjects amid a collection of the most significant objects in their lives, which hang from their torsos in a totemic mishmash.
A recent graduate of the school Ecole Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland, Fichet was selected as the judges’ favorite in the French photography competition SFR Jeunes Talents (SFR Young Talents), organized by the mobile telephone network SFR.
Works by Fichet and four other winners: Cedric Van Turtelboom, Erica Kovanen, Valerie Archeno, and Adrien Golinelli, plus two honorable mentions, Aurélien Villette and Patrick Willocq, will be featured in an exhibition as part of Paris Photo, which opens this evening at the Grand Palais in Paris, France and runs through Sunday, November 18.
To learn more about SFR Jeunes Talents, view the winning photographers’ portfolios, as well as submissions from all 1,256 entrants to the competition, click here.