Irena Iris Willard is a young Franco-Polish photographer born in Paris. She is a self-taught photographer. She graduated in Cultural Heritage at the University of Paris XI. Irena Iris has participated in many exhibitions, but she is an autodidact photographer who began to present her photographies after the terrorist attacks on Paris. Less the one month after the terrorist attacks, she organised an exhibition to show that “Paris will always be the city of Light”. After the success of the exhibiton, she was invited to present other pictures of Paris in the Museum of the City of Rimini alla Nuova. The serie “the Renaissance of Paris “ connecting photography and painting. She was then invited by the art director of the MedPhotoFest to partecipate in the Festival with a serie of pictures about Light. Other pictures were presented during a personal exhibition in the Embassy Art Gallery in Rimini.
As the French Poet Paul Eluard said "il n y a pas de hasard, il n'y a que des rendez vous"... I believe that there is no coincidence but only appointments, moments to capture through photography. Photography is to write with light but my way is very pictoric, I like blur the difference between photography and painting and to use old technics like cyanotype. I believe that Art is only a way to make us more human .especially after the terrorist attacks. I bleive that art alllows us to express our humanity....