Lea Mandana is a documentary photographer.

She grew up with two cultures: French and Iranian. She became an architect in Paris where she focused her studies on the link between ruins and the imaginary. Her vision was influenced at first by memories of her grandfather's cinema in Tehran.

She has been working in Iraq since November 2015, using photography to explore the fragility and paradoxes in war.

RECOGNITION:

Nomination for Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo (2017)
30 Under 30: Women Photographers (2017)

CONFERENCES:

Talk to students at Prix Bayeux-Calvados, October 2nd 2017
"Populations and exiles in time of war", Sciences Po Paris, March 9th 2017

ASSIGNMENTS:

The New York Times
Libération
Grazia
Le Monde des Religions (Le Monde)

PUBLICATIONS:

Fisheye Magazine
La Croix
Mediapart
Grazia Italy
Bloomberg Businessweek
LensCulture
Epic-stories
Girls on Film zine

EXHIBITIONS:

The Popping Club - Rome, Italy, from September 30 to October 30, 2017
Red Lebanese - Montreuil, France, from March 31 to April 2, 2017

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