Séverine Desmarest, having studied law, political science and litterature at university and discovered her true passion: Photography. Self taught, she launched herself into the realm of imagery. Her hard work paid off in 1998 when she received the prestigious AGFA prize for her photos in black and white.

Her photographs, touched with romanticism, lightness and poetry, of beautiful stage costumes, invite us to embark on an imaginative voyage through the labyrinth of the "Opéra National de Paris" and the theatre of the "Comédie Française".

After many works and exhibitions for these two prestigious stages, she devoted herself to the realization of the exhibition "Hands of Peace".

The project brings together the portraits of 40 people from all over the world, from all walks of life, who are actively engaged and united by the same humanitarian goal for PEACE.

During the Cannes film festival 2016, an auction of the photos of the exhibition "Hands of Peace" will be made for the profit of the "Whitaker Peace&development Initiative" and the "Panzi Foundation" of the doctor Denis Mukwege.

In 2017, Séverine Desmarest presented the exhibition "Hands of Peace" in partnership with Unesco on the grids of Unesco from 30 October to January 15, 2018.

It was inaugurated during the 39th General Conference of UNESCO (October 30 to November 14), which brought together the 195 member states.

In 2018, 2019 and 2020, "Hands of Peace" continues its roaming in France and abroad (Paris, Geneva, Lausanne, Cannes, La Rochelle, Fontevraud, Saint-Savin sur Gartempe ...)


  • 2017 / 2020 - exhibition "Hands of Peace"
    Lausanne, Notre Dame Cathedral
    Geneva, United Nations Office
    Saint-Savin- Abbaye
    Paris - grids of Unesco
    Lausanne - Cathédrale
    Genève - Cathédrale
    Cannes Festival - Place Chanoine-Grau and Church Notre Dame d'Espérance
    La Rochelle- Cloître des Dames Blanches
    Fontevraud - Abbaye Royale
  • 2006 - exhibition "Costumes in Freedom" - Albanie, Alliance Française, Theater of Tirana
    "Costumes in Freedom" is one of the itinerante exhibitions of the "Comédie Française"
  • 2002 / 2003 - exhibition "Costumes in Freedom" - Paris, Studio-Théâtre of Carrousel du Louvre, Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, Salle Richelieu La Comédie-Française
  • 1997 - exhibition "Dance, Shadow & Light" - Paris, Opéra Bastille
  • 1996 - exhibition "Theft of Light" on dance and movement - Paris, Fnac Etoile


  • Catalogs of old books
  • 2008 - Exhibition catalog "Georges Barbier, the birth of Art Deco"
    (Venice, Fortuny Museum, Sept. 2008 - January 2009), posters and postcards.
  • 2002 - Posters and postcards for exhibition "Costumes in freedom" immortalizing dresses and clothes Scene of the "Comédie Française".
  • 2001 - Illustrations for the book "The orchestra of the Paris Opera" - Editions de la Martinière
  • 2000 - Catalogs and posters of "the voices of silk" devoted to the most beautiful costumes of the Opera of Paris. - Lyon Museum of tissue
  • 1999 - Posters for the sale of stage costumes of the National Opera of Paris.

Signed and numbered by Séverine Desmarest. Sizes and prices on request: