Estelle Lagarde

Her story

Estelle Lagarde, born in 1973 in Châtenay-Malabry, 

Lives and works in Paris.

Graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (Architecture national high School of Paris-La Villette), with first class honors

In 2003 and 2004, she met personalities from the world of photography and received strong encouragement from the Agence VU and Gilles Mora – a French photography historian and critic specialised in 20th century American photography . In 2006, Estelle Lagarde began to present her work at exhibitions and fairs, and her first publications appeared in the press. She is a recipient of grants to support the creation by the E-C-Art Pomaret Foundation in 2007 and 2009. In 2010, she published

La traversée imprévue, a journal of texts and photographs relating a life experience, breast cancer. 

Estelle Lagarde artwork
Estelle Lagarde The bride

Creation Process

Estelle Lagarde makes photographs in neglected places – château, hospital, houses set for demolition. This is not the poetry of ruins that attracts this young woman, but the fact that these places charged with the presence of their former tenants are sanctuaries conducive to the evocation of vanished beings. Estelle Lagarde has lost his companion, struck down with cancer. Her first two series of photographs, “Dame des Songes” (2006) (Queen of Dreams), and “Contes sauvages” (2007) (Wild Tales) evoke bereavement and an attempt to come back into the world of the living. She tames the unbearable through beauty. Estelle Lagarde, architect, features ghostly, masked characters, women in evening dress who wander between two realities, that of the dead and ours. In “Hôpital” (2007-2008) (Hospital), the spectra are being replaced by beings of flesh and blood. Her allegories reveal the fears and deprivation felt in hospitals: the feeling of being dispossessed of oneself. Supported by a great mastery in directing, this photographer materializes, with a cold humor, close to anger, the patients’ disarray and the return to childhood, which is, for some of them, the ultimate escape.

Luc Desbenoit for Télérama, n° 3089

Her works in store

Artist Gallery

Estelle Lagarde Work of art
Estelle Lagarde Radial
Estelle Lagarde Photography
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Lagarde Au Salon
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Lagarde Radial
Lagarde Radial Gallery
Lagarde Art Contemporary
Estelle Lagarde Radial art contemporain
Estelle Lagarde French
Liberté-conditionnelle-Estelle-Lagarde
Estelle Lagarde A Silencio
Estelle Lagarde Ad patres
Estelle Lagarde the yard
Estelle Lagarde Fortuna Caeca Est
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Her exhibitions at the gallery

“Silences et chuchotements” from March 25  May 8 2021

“Summer exhibition” from June 28 to August 31 2019

“Apparitions” from March 29 to May 4 2019

“Lundi matin” from March 3 to 25 2017

“L’Auberge” from April 17 to May 28 2016

“Maison d’arrêt” from January 12  to February 22 2014

“La traversée imprévue” from April 29 to May 31 2012

Estelle Lagarde press

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