Les chiens de Maria 2000 © Sarah Moon

About the Artist

French photographer Sarah Moon (b. 1941, Vernon, France) is one of the medium’s few living legends.

Moon began her career as a fashion model in the 1960s. Since 1968, she has worked as a fashion photographer and filmmaker. Her photographic work has been published in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie-Claire, and numerous other magazines. Her books include Little Red Riding Hood, Vrais Semblants, Photopoche, The Red Thread, Coincidences, 1,2,3,4,5,  and PasséPrésent.

She has directed several films, including one feature film Mississipi One, one medium-length feature 5h-5, 5 short films inspired by the folktales of Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault, and documentaries on photographers and on photography. Sarah Moon won the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Applied Photography in 1985 and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1995 in France.

La ralentie, 2011 © Sarah Moon