Lives in Paris, works in Montreuil

by gallery Made / France
by gallery Carlos Carvalho / Portugal
by agent FMA le bureau / France
by agent PLEAT / UK


Marguerite Bornhauser was born in 1989 and lives and works in Paris. After studying literature and journalism at the Sorbonne in Paris, she joined the National School of Photography in Arles and graduated in 2015. Her work has been shown in several places : her first solo show at the museum of European Photography in Paris (MEP) and Paris Photo in 2019, but also at Cincinnati for the Cincinnati Art museum, in Arles during the festival of Photography, in Deauville during the Festival Planches Contact, at Agnès B, in the festival MAP Toulouse, at the science museum in London, etc. Marguerite Bornhauser adds editorial work to her photographic research. Her first self published book, Plastic Colors, was selected among the finalists of the first book award of Mack books in 2015 and published in 2017. Her book "8" was published by Poursuite in 2018. In 2019 she published Red Harvest with the same publisher. She also collaborates with french and international magazines and newspapers as a photo reporter and portrait photographer as well as a fashion photographer for several brands and is represented by an agency in France and an other one in England. She is represented by the French gallery Made and the Portuguese gallery Carlos Carvalho.



Moisson Rouge, MEP at Kyotographie, Kyoto, Japan


Photo London, October
Festival In Cadaques, September
Invisible Stranger, Carlos Carvalho Gallery, Portugal, June
RATP Metro Paris, Moisson Rouge, June
Photo London, June / Cancelled because of Covid
Théâtre national de Chaillot, June / Cancelled because of Covid
(solo) Renk Ver Bana, Istanbul, March / Cancelled because of Covid
Nuits de la Photo, Switzerland, February 15


Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, November
Salon de la Photo, Paris, November
Festival été Indien, Arles, September
Francs Bourgeois, Arles, July
(solo) Maison Européenne de la Photographie, June
(solo) Galerie Made, Paris, March
AMP Studios, London, March


Marion Vidal, June
Jeune Création, Projection, May
Havas gallery, February


Rue des Filles du Calvaire, October
Rue de l'Université, November
What's Up Photo Doc, Paris, April
Hameau des Baux, April
(duo) Ourcq Blanc, February


(solo) Triton, Paris November
(solo) Issy-les-Moulineaux, September -November
Galerie Atelier du Midi, Arles, Les rencontres de la photo d'Arles, July
(solo) Musée Dupuy, Festval MAP Toulouse June
(duo) Galerie Atelier du Midi, Arles, May
Art rooms, London, ione & mann, April
L'avant goût du Hameau, Maussane, April


Agnès B, Paris, November
Festival Planches Contact, Deauville, October
Le BAL, Paris -Display- September
BETC, Paris, September
Nord Pinus, Rencontres d'Arles, July
Eglise Saint-Julien, Arles, July
Palais de l’Archevêché, Arles, June
(solo) Public art exhibition, Cincinnati Art Museum, April
La Manutention, Paris, April


2015 MA photography, National superior school of photography (ENSP), Arles
2014 Exchange program with the Weißensee kunsthochschule, Berlin
2012 Master's degree of literature and journalism at La Sorbonne, Paris IV
2011 Bachelor of contemporary literature at La Sorbonne, Paris IV
2007 Graduation specialized in Literature and arts


Red Harvest, Poursuite Editions, 2019
8, Poursuite Editions, 2018
Plastic Colors, Les Editions du Lic, 2017
Carnet de Résidence du Hameau des Baux, Poursuite Editions, 2017
Fisheye photobook, 2017
8, Self published, 2016.
Festival de créations photographiques à Deauville Edition 6, Filligranes Editions, 2015
Echappées Belles, Edition Diaphane, 2015
Plastic Colors, Self published, January 2015.

Residencies, awards

MEP, jury of the award "Fenêtre ouverte" during confinement 2020
Residency on archaeological excavations in Arles with the Departmental Museum of Antique Arles, the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research, the National School of Photography and the Photo Festival of Arles, 2016
Residency in Hameau des Baux in Maussane, April 2016
Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival, 2016
Book Plastic Colors short-listed for the First Book Award, Mack books, 2015
Residency Planches Contact Photo festival in Deauville with Fondation Louis Roederer, 2015
Residency in Weißensee kunsthochschule, Berlin, 2014

Interventions, talks, lectures, workshops, book launches and signings (extract)

Book launches and signings in Offprint Beaux Arts Paris, le BAL Paris, Cosmos Arles, Temple Arles Book, Paris Photo Grand Palais, Media Museum London, Offprint at Tate London, Silencio Paris
Talk with the eyes, Paris Photo, grand palais
Talk with les jeudis arty, Carreau du temple
Paroles de Photographes, Photography teacher in french primary schools, 2017 - 2019
Workshop Musée Arles Antique, Photo Fouilles with INRAP, Photo Arles festival 2017 - 2019
Workshop Paris Secret, classes in primary schools, 2018
Workshop Destination Louvre pour Le Louvre, 2018
Mediation for the photofestival Arles, 2015

Press review (Extract)

Fisheye Magazine, Moisson rouge portfolio, 2019
France Fine Arts, Radio, Interview, 2019 - link
GUP 61, 2019 - link
Konbini, 6 expos d'artistes femmes à voir, 2019
Le bonbon, Quand la photo rencontre le film noir, 2019
Le Parisien,La culture photographique est vivante à Paris, 2019
Maze, Exposition à la Maison Européenne de la photographie, 2019
L'intervalle, 2019
Polka Magazine, 2019
Pyramyd editions, 2019 - link
Connaissance des Arts, 2019
Agenda Parisien, 2019
Gobelins, 2019 - link
Que faire a Paris, 2019 - link
Le Beau Bug, Marguerite Bornhauser ou la force délicate de la photographie, March 2019
L'oeil de la Photographie, January 2019
Le Monde Mag, Interview and Portfolio July 2018
Splash & Grab, November 2017
GASP, November 2017
Fiiiirst, Ocotber 2017 - link
NEON, August 2017
GASP 1, January 2017
Epiphanies, interview, July 2016 - link
Le Beau Bug, August 2016 - link
Previously on Hans Lucas, March 2016 - link
Le Jour Sans Pub, Septembre 2015
L'Oeil de la Photographie, August 2015
APAR, Marguerite Bornhauser: Plastic Colors, June 2015 - link
Le gai savoir, Sans humour pas de travail, July 2015
La Provence, Au soutien des jeunes photographes français, Juillet 2015
Our age is thirteen, Arles issue, July 2015
British Journal of Photography, The Book club, June 2015
Célébrer la couleur, May 2015
Lens Culture, January 2017 - link
Influencia, 8 jeunes photographes à connaître avant tout le monde, June 2015 - link
Self Publish Be Happy, February 2015
Webzine de Photographies Argentiques, n°4, 2015