Pauline was born in 1982 in Charleroi, Belgium.
For three years she has been based in Cairo, where she has been learning Arabic and is working as a photojournalist for various media outlets, while carrying her own photographic projects. She graduated from a master in journalism in Brussels in 2005 (IHECS), during which she attended year long 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 for her master’s final project. Ever since this great experience, she has been working on different projects in Congo, Bangladesh, Albania and Belgium.
She was awarded several grants and prizes, including a grant from the Belgian Foundation “La Vocation” in 2007 and the Open National Photography Prize in 2010, which is followed by an exhibition at the Photography Museum of Charleroi, Belgium. In 2011, Pauline was awarded a grant from the Belgian journalism Fund to continue her photo essay on the Egyptian youth. Her first solo exhibition occurred April 2012 at the Brakke Ground, Amsterdam.
Her pictures and essays have been published in several media including Le Monde Magazine, Telerama, Liberation, L'Express, The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Soir, La Libre Belgique, De Morgen, Colors. Today, Pauline wants to focus on the Arab and the Islamic world, trying to build bridges between cultures and depicts a society in the midst of crucial changes, beyond stereotypes.