Biography V V Franklin


After graduating from l'Ecole des Gobelins in Paris, Vanessa worked in London as a photo assistant. During this time her first series titled Ladies & Gentlemen on the topic of British urban toilets was exhibited in l'Espace Cardin in Paris. Following attention gained from editorial magazines and photo agencies, Vanessa embarked upon a prolific career as a commercial and portrait photographer working in Paris and London. In 2011, she moved to Japan, where her series Bleu was shown at Hasselblad Gallery in Tokyo, Imura Gallery in Kyoto and most recently at Piaget Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. Vanessa continued to work as a photographer while joining the Organizing Committee of Tokyo Photo Art Fair. She moved to Hong Kong in 2014 where she continues her commission and personal work. In 2016, she co-founded Boogie Woogie Photography to promote photography in Asia with the platform support of Fine Art Asia fair.


2021  "21 days" exhibition at f22 foto space gallery, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

2020  "Bleu" exhibition at Piaget Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

2018   "HOMMAGE" Group exhibition at Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong

2017   "2+2 = 2 Jews & 2 Tattoos" at La Galerie, Paris 1839 Hong Kong

2017   Amnesty International charity group exhibition « Carnaval », Kong Art Space, Hong Kong

2016  "Tokyo Flowers »  Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong

2016   First Open, Christie’s auction, Hong Kong

2016   "Lives and Works in Hong Kong" in collaboration with artist Nicolas Lefeuvre at Space 27, HK

2016   Exhibition in collaboration with Enki Bilal for « INBOX » Chanel NeXus Hall, Tokyo

2015   Summer group Exhibition La Galerie, Hong Kong

2015   Exhibition "Plugs" Toof Gallery, Hong Kong

2014  "Bleu" exhibition at Imura gallery during Kyotography photo festival, Kyoto

2013  "Tokyo Flowers" exhibition with Herdon Contemporary , Tokyo Photo, Tokyo

2012   AMA Project charity photo exhibition, Tokyo Photo, Tokyo

2006   Exhibition at Gallery Chambre avec Vues "Plugs", Paris

2004   Exhibition at  Fringe Festival for collective exhibition “Urban myth”, Edinburgh 

2003   Exhibition at Espace Cardin "Ladies and Gentlemen", Paris


Public Collections:

Shanghai Center of Photography, China