Babette Pauthier is a French photographer and visual artist based in Paris. She is known for her unique and creative approach to photography, which often combines elements of surrealism, abstraction, and portraiture.
Born in Paris in 1975, Babette was raised in a family of artists. Her father was a painter and her mother was a sculptor, so it's no surprise that she developed an interest in the arts from an early age. She began taking photographs at the age of 12 and quickly developed a passion for the medium.
After graduating from high school, Babette attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where she studied photography and visual arts. During this time she also worked as an assistant to several renowned photographers including Jeanloup Sieff and Jean-Paul Goude.
In 2000, Babette had her first solo exhibition at the Galerie du Jour Agnès B in Paris. Since then she has exhibited her work around the world including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Tate Modern in London, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications such as Vogue Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Elle Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine.
Babette's work is often described as dreamlike and surrealistic with a focus on capturing moments of beauty within everyday life. She has said that her goal is to create images that are both visually striking and emotionally evocative. Her photographs have been praised for their unique composition and use of color which often creates an ethereal atmosphere that transports viewers into another world.
Babette continues to live and work in Paris where she continues to explore new ways to capture beauty through photography.