Estelle Zolotoff is a French photographer born in Orléans. After studying Management and Human Sciences, she becomes a psychologist in the corporate world, specialised of the field of in-depth psychological portraits. Fascinated by photography since childhood, Estelle Zolotoff follows several workshops during the Arles Photography Festival and develops later in life – in parallel of her Psychologist’s career – an activity as a professional photographer. Her Russian origins and her passion for cinema have a strong influence on her author’s work. She takes pictures which are at the confluence of the intimate and the social, in particular in France, Russia, Iran and Georgia. Estelle Zolotoff claims a photography of the intuition and aims at grasping her subjects’ unconscious breakaways, rather than having a photographic practice that tries to controls the human through the medium. The interiority of human beings, adolescence, femininity and the question of the self’s place within its environment are her essential subjects. She currently lives and works in Paris. Her work has been shown during several photography festivals (Phautomnales de Beauvais, Voies OFF Arles, QPN – Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise -, Rencontres d’Arles Off, Rencontres Photographiques de Lorient) she works for the French media (Télérama, Réponses Photo, La Lettre de la Photographie, Photographie.com, Our Age is Thirteen, etc.) and was recently comissionned by Fondation de Nant (Switzerland) to document the daily life in a Psychiatric unit. Her work is distributed by the French Agency “Neutral Grey”.
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