Born in Paris and currently based in Geneva, Sylvie Léget is a freelance photographer. While dance was her first passion, her concern for harsh realities affecting human beings convinced her to start a career as a humanitarian worker. These two experiences have fashioned the way she looks at the world. In 2013, she took classes at the International Center of Photography, in New York.
Sylvie tries to portray narrative possibilities that can carry the viewer far beyond what he sees. She plays with natural light to treat street photography in a dramatic way and show how daily life situations can become theatrical. Whether her images focus on the street, the ordinary or intimacy, they often contain a veil of uncertainty. Seeking moments of tension and strong expressions, Sylvie captures people lost in their own worlds, their apparent loneliness adding a poetic feelings to the image.
She is now developing a personal body of work focused on the difficulty of relationships and the beauty of interiority. She also develops social documentary projects linked to intimacy and transitional moments.