Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle (b. 9 October 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle’s work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for her publication My All (Actes Sud, 2016). In 2019 she was the recipient of the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship.

Sophie Calle
Sophie Calle, Les Tombes (Father/Mother), 1990, (diptych). Courtesy of the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art

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