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Pauline was born in 1982 in Charleroi in Belgium. She was based in Cairo, Egypt for 5 years where she has been learning Arabic. She finished journalism studies in Ihecs, Brussels in 2005. Including one year in a photojournalism program in the Danish School of Journalism in Arhus.  That’s where she took her first step in documentary photography, working on a story on street kids in Kinshasa, Congo for her final project. Following this great experience, she has been working on different projects in Congo, Bangladesh, Albania, Belgium. She was given a grant of the Belgian Foundation “La Vocation” in 2007. And Pauline was one of the recipients of the Open National Photography Prize in 2010, which is followed by an exhibition at the Photography Museum of Charleroi, Belgium. She has received a grant from the Belgian journalism found for an essay on Egyptian youth in 2011. Her first solo exhibition took place in April 2012 at the Brakke Ground in Amsterdam. With three other women journalists, she worked on a major cross media project ‘Sout Al Shabab’ -www.generationtahrir.fr-, an intimate look at the changes in the life of young egyptians. The project was selected in many festivals and won the Anna Lindh, Mediterranean Journalism Award. Today, she is focusing on the Arab and the Islamic world, trying to build bridges and to go beyond stereotypes. Her first book Génération Tahrir was published by Le Bec éditions in January 2016. That project was also exhibit in several cities. She was the second recipient of the Camille Lepage award in Perpignan Visa pour l’Image festival in 2016. Pauline has just finished her first documentary movie Still alive should be released in cinema in September 2017.

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