Clementine Schneidermann is a French photographer (b.1991), based in Cardiff, Wales. She studied photography at the Applied Art School of Vevey, Switzerland (2009-2012) and completed a Master in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, Newport (2014).

She works on long-term projects mainly, exploring (new) representation(s) of communities in post-industrial regions. Since 2015, she has been collaborating with Welsh creative director and stylist Charlotte James and various youth clubs in the South Wales Valleys. The series Heads of The Valleys produced at the early stages of the collaboration has been awarded the Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award Prize in 2016.

Between 2013 and 2017, she has been photographing communities of Elvis Presley fans in South Wales' most fabulous and hidden places and also Memphis, Tennessee. The work, entitled " I Called her Lisa-Marie" has been published internationally and awarded by SFR Jeunes Talents / Paris Photo 2014 and Photographic Museum of Humanity Newcomer 2015. It is now available as a monograph, published by Chose Commune in May 2018.

She also frequently works on assignment for publications such as Libération (France), M, Le Monde Magazine (France), Les Inrockuptibles (France) among other.

 


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