Born in 1973, Juliette Agnel studied Visual Arts and Ethno-Aesthetics (Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris 1) and at the Paris Graduate School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1999.
An encounter with Jean Rouch took her travelling around Africa for over 10 years. In 2011, she designed and made a machine: the digital camera obscura which she uses to make films and take photographs. Supported by Michel Poivert who invited her to the photo seminar in 2012, her work has been exhibited in South Korea, Norway and France, in particular at the FIAC contemporary art fair (Galerie Françoise Paviot – 2013), at the Nouvelles Vagues exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo (2013), at the Close to Me exhibition curated by Guillaume Lasserre (2015), at the Mois de la Photo festival (2015) and at the Paris Photo art fair (2016). She had a solo exhibition in the Espace Van Gogh in Arles in 2014 and was invited to exhibit her work at the Les Tanneries art gallery in Amilly in 2017 by Léa Bismuth. Her Les Nocturnes night-time series was shortlisted for the Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in 2017 and was also presented at the FIAC the same year.
She continued her research into extreme landscapes during an expedition to Greenland in 2018 and was invited to produce and show this work, Les Portes de Glace (Ice doors), at the Labanque Art Centre (Béthune) during 2018-2019 for the 3rd part of the trilogy on Georges Bataille (La traversée des Inquiétudes, curated by Léa Bismuth) and simultaneously at Chaumont-Photo-sur-Loire.
Juliette Agnel is represented by the Françoise Paviot Gallery.