Sarah Moon

Sarah Moon (born 1941), previously known as Marielle Hadengue, is a French photographer. Initially a model, she turned to fashion photography in the 1970s. Since 1985, she has concentrated on gallery and film work
Hadengue was born in Vichy in 1941. Her Jewish family was forced to leave occupied France for England. As a teenager she studied drawing before working as a model in London and Paris (1960–1966) under the name Marielle Hadengue. She also became interested in photography, taking shots of her model colleagues. In 1970, she finally decided to spend all her time on photography rather than modelling, adopting Sarah Moon as her new name. She successfully captured the fashionable atmosphere of London after the “swinging sixties”, working closely with Barbara Hulanicki, who had launched the popular clothes store Biba.
In 1972, she shot the Pirelli calendar, the first woman to do so. After working for a long time with Cacharel, her reputation grew and she also received commissions from Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Vogue. In 1985, she moved into gallery and film work, even making a pop video, Aicha by Khaled.

Moon, Sarah (2008). Sarah Moon 1,2,3,4,5. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500287835.
Moon, Sarah (2001). Coïncidences. Arena Editions. ISBN 978-1-892041-46-3.
Moon, Sarah (1991). Vrais Semblants: Sarah Moon. Parco.
Moon, Sarah (1981). Improbable Memories. Matrix. ISBN 978-0-936554-31-0.

Recent exhibitions
2012: The Black Hood, Multimedia Art Museum / Moscow House of Photography
2011: Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image Charles Nègre, Nice
2008: Cirkus, Leica Gallery, Prague
2004: Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
2003: Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris
2002: Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
1993: Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
1983: Center of Photography, New York
1980: “Fashon” festival de photographie, Arles, France

2008: Prix Nadar for (1 2 3 4 5, Editions Delpire), France
2007: Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie, Germany
1995: Grand Prix national de la photographie, France

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