Biography - Rebecca Topakian

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Rebecca Topakian (b. 1989) is a young French-Armenian photographer, who lives and works in Paris. Co-founder of el-Atlal residency in Jericho. Member of artist run space Doc!, Paris. Resident of La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. After two bachelors in Philosophy (where she was interested in ethics) and Geography (where she was focusing on the geography of representations), Rebecca Topakian pursued her studies at ENSP - National photography school in Arles, where she graduated in 2015.

Through books and exhibitions that always pay great attention to the way it is showed, she tries to produce a photographic work which de-qualifies the subject and is anti-narrative, playing with the aesthetics of documentary and more poetic and intimist forms. Her interests brought her to work on the themes of individual identity in its relation to the crowd, the group, the community or collective history.