Takala

Born in 1980 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1980 in the Paris region, Takala studied literature. In 2006, she found her vocation and became a History and Geography teacher in a small rural secondary school at Lot-et-Garonne.

Her father and brother were graphic designers, her mother was a ceramic artist, thus she grew up in a creative environment, which nourished and fertilized her imagination since her childhood. At 16, Takala did her first internship in the labs of Pictorial Services in Montparnasse where she improved her baryte snapshots. At 18, her encounter with Guy Mandery, professor at ENS Louis Lumiere took a major turning point: she gave up her project to become a professional photographer and joined the literature preparatory classes as he advised her to: "You can't learn photography at school but with your camera close to you", he said. She took it as a rule of life.

In 2005, she achieved her teaching diploma and her parents bought her a digital camera, putting her old Canon on the back burner. One year later, she had her first exhibition. It was the beginning of a true passion, which grew up in the shadow of her teenage years and strengthened in the light of her womanhood.

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EXHIBITIONS

2014
Conférencière «Le corps du photographe» au Festival photographique L’image publique, Rennes
Paysages intemporels en pays de Marennes et d’Oléron, à Bourcefranc-Le-Chapus (Oléron)
Dans les tranchées du collège et Enfance, à l’office de tourisme de Beaumont
Itinéraire d’une femme libre, au Festival de photo de la Réole, hôtel de ville
Woman by Women, exposition de 4 artistes féminines par le centre d’art Art Traffik, à Paris (8eme)

2013
Dans les tranchées du collège, Festival Images d’Elles, Association IWPA à Toulouse

2012
Les caprices de Madame Bovary, Galerie Paul Janssens à St-Tropez
Le paradis perdu, Festival TransArtPhoto à St-Tropez-Cogolin
De l’auto-portrait à l’auto-nu, 2e Rencontre photographique de nu artistique à Beaumont-du-Périgord

2011
Le Rolleiflex, Les caprices de Madame Bovary, Festival photo Menton
L’Europe des Jeunes Lot-et-Garonnais, Mai de la Photo à Villeneuve-sur-Lot

2010
Salon de la photo à Paris, stand Ilford, Les caprices de Madame Bovary
Les fresques de Livie à la Foire internationale d’art contemporain à Genève
Itinéraire d’une femme libre, FEPN (Festival européen de la photo de nu) à Arles
Des projets et des hommes : portraits de maires, Mai de la Photo à Villeneuve-sur-Lot

2009
Individu 779 886, Galerie Snarck, Bordeaux
Salon de la photo à Paris, stand Ilford, Les lauréats du concours
Dans les tranchées du collège, Penne d’Agenais
La classe, Fnac de Bordeaux dans le cadre de la quinzaine des photographes
Trois photos pour dire, Mai de la Photo à Villeneuve-sur-Lot
La double vie de Mademoiselle M, FNAC de Bordeaux, Les lauréats du concours
Visions d’Europe, Invitée d’honneur du concours au Salon international de la photo à RiedisheimPu

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