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Born (1973-11-21) November 21, 1973 (age 44)
Girona, Catalonia
Occupation fine art photography

Nathalie Balsan-Duverneuil, aka Nath-Sakura (born November 21, 1973 in Girona) is a Catalan-Spanish photographer. She is of unknown parents and was raised in an orphanage. She became a photographer because "she couldn’t paint", as she explained to Art Nou, the Catalan reference art magazine.


Nath-Sakura graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Montpellier. She then took up a career as a professional reporter. Her identity as a trans woman plays a large role in her work, which often narrates her own transition and those of others. [1] Her work is mostly about the movement between genders and aims to show with great subtlety the "metaphysical brutality"[citation needed] in being born again.

Photo, par Nath-Sakura, de Laïka de N.

She now lives in the south of France, near Montpellier, and works for many non-specialized daily and weekly newspapers as a photo reporter. To date she has published five photography books and appeared in many exhibitions. She is one of the associated artists of the Bertold Foundation in Lugano, Switzerland and is both a photo reporter and an art photographer.



  • Museum of Contemporan Art of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • II Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Reporting from Gaza, Palestine, children of mixed couples (Israelis / Palestinians).


  • Exhibition "Art in prison," Villeneuve-les-Maguelone.
  • Exhibition in the Saint-Sulpice church, Montpellier, France.
  • Prize winner of the photojournalism festival in Melbourne, Australia.


  • Photographic artbook "Powers" (Map editor).
  • Exhibition at the Tavern of Chaos, Paris, France.
  • Gallery Albertini, Dijon, France. Exhibition and artist associated with Bertold Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland.
  • Gallery Què Pasa, Vigo, Spain.
  • Gallery W & V, Berlin, Germany.





  • Exhibition "Everything Lust go" Backstage Gallery, Marseille, France.


  • Exhibition "Ergo sum", The Showcase Gallery, Arles, France (February).
  • Exhibition "icon (s) vs Lilith Eve," MUSEAAV, Nice, France (March).
  • Exhibition "Between them," Concord Art Gallery, Paris, France (April).
  • Sponsor of the Festival "313730.php Supernova" in Montpellier, France (May).
  • Exhibition "Res Cogitans" in Chai du Terral Saint-Jean-de-Vedas (Hérault) in May.
  • Gallery Hoche, Versailles, France, June.


  • Exhibition Corpus Delicti[2]
  • lecture on her photojournalism work[3]
  • International Exhibition of Photography of Riedisheim (France)[4]


  • Exhibition "Corpus Delicti"[5]
  • Conference on his photo-journalism work[6] at the Salon international de la photographie de Riedisheim[7]


  • Exhibition in Hollywood at the Artist's Corner Gallery & Bookmaking in the 23° PhotoLA (Los Angeles).[8]
  • Exhibition in Hong-Kong, in the Asia Contemporary Art Show by Paris Art Limited gallery.[9]
  • Exhibition in Rennes (France), at the Eleven gallery[10]


  • Lecturer at the International meetings on professional photography in Montpellier (France)[11]


  • Pouvoirs, (Powers), éditions Map, 2005
  • Dualités, (Dualities), LP, 2006
  • Vauban à Toulon, l'arsenal et la rade, (Vauban in Toulon, the Arsenal and the Harbor), Musée national de la marine, 2007
  • Pervy Obsessions, photographic collection, preamble by Robert Chouraqui, Thomas Ragage editpr, Neuilly, 2008
  • 1 femme, 2 hommes, 3 regards, (One Woman, Two Men, Three Looks), with Fabrizio Pasini and Nalair, preamble by Patrick Wecksteen, Thomas Ragage editor, Neuilly 2009
  • Fatales, (Fatal), texts by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, preamble by Christophe Mourthé, Victoria Editions, Montpellier, 2012
  • Eternelles, (Eternal), texts by Eugène Durif, Victoria Editions, Montpellier, 2014


  1. ^ "Nath Sakura: Affirmer son identité" [Nath Sakura: Affirming One's Identity] (in French). Focus. 2010. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "sa démarche photographique et son exposition" [Her photographic Method and her Show]. DNA. 
  3. ^ "DNA coverage (French newspaper)". 
  4. ^ "Program of the International Exhibition of Photography of Riedisheim". 
  5. ^ Muller, Robert (20 April 2013). "Derniers flashes avec Nath" [Latest flashes with Nath]. DNA.  (subscription required, copy on the artist's website): his photographic approach and exposure
  6. ^ Gallais, Pierre-Marie (22 April 2013). "Les itinéraires de Nathalie" [The Travels of Nathalie]. DNA.  (subscription required, copy on the artist's website)
  7. ^ Le programme du salon international de la photographie de Riedisheim
  8. ^ 23rd Photo LA catalog, page 22
  9. ^ Asia Contemporary Art Show catalog
  10. ^ About Eleven Gallery
  11. ^ Program of the International Meetings of Photography

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