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About Françoise Callier

“When I was little, illustrated photo books were my favourite. It was by reading them that my passion for photography and travel was born”

Françoise Callier, is born in Ghent, Belgium, she has been captivating young minds with her visually stunning children’s books. With a passion for storytelling and a unique approach to illustrations, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of children’s literature. Before embarking on her journey as a children’s book creator, Françoise dedicated her time as a volunteer at a school for children with psychomotor disorders from 1970 to 1974. Her love for children led her to further volunteer work at the Robert Debré pediatric hospital in Paris from 1990 to 2000, where she made a positive impact on young patients’ lives.

In 1983, Françoise joined 2eBureau in Paris, founded and run by Sylvie Grumbach, where she worked on press promotion and public relations in fields as varied as photography, books, film and fashion. There she worked as a photographer’s agent, representing renowned artists such as Helmut Newton, Jean-Paul Goude, and Max Vadukul.

Françoise played a role in promoting the prestigious “Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan festival” from 1990 to 1998. She was also a correspondent for the famous American agency Corbis, responsible for filling out their archives.

From 2007 to 2018, Françoise was Program Director of the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops, demonstrating her commitment to encouraging photographic talent and promoting cultural exchange. She has also curated numerous photo festivals around the world, including the “Chobi Mela” in Bangladesh, “Tbilisi Photo Festival” in Georgia, and “An Indian Festival” in Hyderabad.

Over the course of her artistic career, Françoise has created 15 remarkable children’s books, each illustrated with spellbinding kaleidoscopic photomontages. These visually captivating works of art transport young readers into enchanted worlds,
stimulating their imagination and giving them a taste for reading.

The children loved the first book in the Lila series, and so did their parents. It was they who encouraged Françoise to continue…

 

About Françoise Callier

“When I was little, illustrated photo books were my favourite. It was by reading them that my passion for photography and travel was born”

Françoise Callier, is born in Ghent, Belgium, she has been captivating young minds with her visually stunning children’s books. With a passion for storytelling and a unique approach to illustrations, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of children’s literature. Before embarking on her journey as a children’s book creator, Françoise dedicated her time as a volunteer at a school for children with psychomotor disorders from 1970 to 1974. Her love for children led her to further volunteer work at the Robert Debré pediatric hospital in Paris from 1990 to 2000, where she made a positive impact on young patients’ lives.

In 1983, Françoise joined 2eBureau in Paris, founded and run by Sylvie Grumbach, where she worked on press promotion and public relations in fields as varied as photography, books, film and fashion. There she worked as a photographer’s agent, representing renowned artists such as Helmut Newton, Jean-Paul Goude, and Max Vadukul.

Françoise played a role in promoting the prestigious “Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan festival” from 1990 to 1998. She was also a correspondent for the famous American agency Corbis, responsible for filling out their archives.

From 2007 to 2018, Françoise was Program Director of the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops, demonstrating her commitment to encouraging photographic talent and promoting cultural exchange. She has also curated numerous photo festivals around the world, including the “Chobi Mela” in Bangladesh, “Tbilisi Photo Festival” in Georgia, and “An Indian Festival” in Hyderabad.

Over the course of her artistic career, Françoise has created 15 remarkable children’s books, each illustrated with spellbinding kaleidoscopic photomontages. These visually captivating works of art transport young readers into enchanted worlds,
stimulating their imagination and giving them a taste for reading.

The children loved the first book in the Lila series, and so did their parents. It was they who encouraged Françoise to continue…

 

 

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