"She shoots people."
"With a camera."
"It’s what I do best, and what I love most."
"Originally from a little village in central Belgium, Lucie Carlier always took images around her. At twenty-two, she achieved a Master of Art at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She decided to improve her knowledge and gained another Master in Photography at the ERG High School (Ecole de Recherche Graphique) in Belgium as well.
The experience gained during her studies and internships (Le Soir, a leading Belgian newspaper) and jobs (Point Photo, Sabena Technics...) led Lucie to be awarded the RTBF – La Collection prize. As a result her work was exhibited at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels) in 2010.
As a student, Lucie had the opportunity to travel to Spain for an Erasmus project. Later, she moved to London for 3 years as a professional photographer for the Mark Allen Group Company. She worked for numerous of magazines, especially in the education sector.
In 2014, she moved on to Haiti where she started a portrait project in a rural area where she has been living for two years. Realizing that many children were unable to recognize themselves in the pictures she was taking, she launched the “this is me” ("men mwen" in haitian creol) project, allowing children to have access to their own image, pictures and, more importantly, portraits. Children are asked to choose “a place they like”, and they are free to pose the way they want, in order to give them the opportunity to create the image they want, and discuss beauty and aesthetics. Lucie's goal is achieved when children are able to recognize themselves and can proudly say “this is me”."