Lorraine Turci documents the complex relationships between human beings and their environment. She is interested in the notions of identity, human rights, territory, transmission and memory. She carries out long term projects while regularly collaborating with the press and institutions. She graduated from the Fine-Art School of Nantes and from the Paris 8 University  in photography. She is a member of Hans Lucas since 2019.

Her work has been exhibited at Visa pour l’Image festival, the Nuit blanche de Montreal, L’Homme et la mer photo festival, in Berlin during the European Month of Photo, at the Norway Nordic Light festival, at Warsaw Photo Days. In 2022, her work is winner of the French National Library commission Radioscopie de la France.

Group exhibitions

  • 2024 Radioscopie de la France, French National Library, Paris, France
  • 2022 Archive et retour sur image, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, France
  • 2021 Festival l’Homme et la Mer, Guilvinec, France
  • 2021 The Independent Photographer, CBL Gallery, European Month of Photography, Berlin, Germany
  • 2021 The Independent Photographer, Oðce Project Room, Milan, Italy
  • 2020 Foremost, Hotel Collective, Naha, Japan
  • 2020 Visas de l’ANI, festival Visa pour l’image, Perpignan, France
  • 2019 Traversées, festival Visa pour l’image, Perpignan, France
  • 2019 Aude, petite France, festival Visa pour l’image Off, Perpignan, France
  • 2019 Prix Paris Match du Photo-Reportage Étudiant, Paris City Hall, France
  • 2019 Aude, petite France, Festival du Film Politique, Carcassonne, France
  • 2019-29 City Panorama, King County Metro, Seattle, USA
  • 2018 Rencontres du Pays du Mont-Blanc, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
  • 2018 Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lituania
  • 2018 Beyond the Lens, Lo Stellino, Sienna, Italy
  • 2017 Post-Sovieticus, Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017 Top 20, Marseille Airport, Marseille, France
  • 2017 Landscapes, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2016 Train des Outre-Mer, train Expo SNCF, 12 cities in France and Belgium


  • 2023 festival Les Instants Vidéo, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
  • 2022 Archiphoto, architecture et ressources, La Chambre, Strasbourg
  • 2021 Prix Mentor, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (+ artist talk)
  • 2021 New borders, International Photography Symposium, Nida, Lithuanie
  • 2021 Prix Mentor, festival Visa pour l’image, Perpignan (+ artist talk)
  • 2019 festival Face à la Mer, Tangier, Morocco
  • 2018 Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert, Pierrevert, France
  • 2018 Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, Norway
  • 2018 TIFA exhibition, Shibuya Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017 Stara Galeria ZPAF, Warsaw, Poland (+ artist talk)
  • 2017 Nuit Blanche, House of Sustainable Development, Montreal, Canada
  • 2017 MIFA exhibition, Moscow Photocenter, Moscow, Russia

Solo exhibitions

  • 2018 Ijsglitch, with the artist center AdMAre, Iles-de-la-Madeleine Airport, Canada
  • 2017 Homo Antarctica, House of Sustainable Development, Montreal, Canada


French National Library, Bibliothèque des Rencontres d’Arles (France), AdMAre artist center (Canada), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), private collections in France and abroad

Public commisssions

  • 2023 Departmental Council of Morbihan
  • 2022  Radioscopie de la France, Ministry of Culture French National Library

Artist residencies

  • 2023 Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan
  • 2022 Archive et retour sur image, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, France
  • 2020 Artistes en arctique, Akunnaaq, Greenland, with the support of Fujifilm France

Awards & grants

  • 2023 Fluxus Art Projects grant, Institut français du Royaume-Uni, UK
  • 2022 Fondation Franco-Japonaise Sasakawa grant, France
  • 2022 finalist of the Rencontres Photographiques Albert-Kahn, France
  • 2021 Brouillon d’un rêve, grant, la Scam, France
  • 2021 The Independant Photographer, Visual Storytelling, UK
  • 2020 Lensculture Journey finalist, UK
  • 2019 Coup de cœur de l’ANI, Association Nationale des Iconographes, France
  • 2018 production grant, AdMAre artist-run center, Canada
  • 2018 Siena International Photo Awards, Italy


Géo France and Spain, Le Figaro magazin, Terra Mater Austria, K magazin Greece, Le Figaro, Télérama (web), Paris Match, Horzu Germany, Ouest France, Revue TDC, Cols Bleus, Kombini (web), Cluster Maritime, La Croix l’Hebdo, Hachette editions, Explore France (web), Canadian Applied Arts magazin, La Martinière editions, The New York Times Journey (web), Armateurs de France, The Independant Photographer, La Croix, BK Le Mag, Les Numériques (web), Polka (web), GAC World magazin, Alliance Airline magazin, La France Maritime…


  • 2019 DU Documentairy Photography, Perpignan University, France
  • 2008 Master Degree Photography & Multimedia, Paris 8 University, Saint-Denis, France
  • 2004 student exchange in BA (Hons) Photography, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • 2004 Bachelor Degree in Fine-Arts, Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France

Side activities

  • 2022 webinaire How build an artistic application?, Elles font la culture
  • 2022 member of the jury, Brouillon d’un rêve grant, La Scam
  • 2021 photo workshops C’est mon patrimoine, Ministry of Culture plan, Graph-CMI, Carcassonne
  • 2020 cyanotype workshop, elementary school, Akunnaaq, Groenland