Sarah Moon

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Sarah Moon, previously known as Marielle Warin
BornNovember 17, 1941, also recorded birth years 1939, 1940 and 78
Known formodel turned photographer
AwardsHonorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society

Sarah Moon HonFRPS (born 1941), previously known as Marielle Warin, 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.[1]


Marielle Warin was born in Vernon, France 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.[2] 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.[3]

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, Moon moved into gallery and film work. She later directed the music video for Khaled's pop hit Aïcha.[3]


  • Improbable Memories. Matrix, 1981. ISBN 978-0-936554-31-0.
  • Vrais Semblants = Real Appearances. Parco, 1991. ISBN 9784891942892.
  • Coïncidences. Santa Fe, NM: Arena, 2001. ISBN 978-1-892041-46-3.
  • Sarah Moon 1,2,3,4,5. London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. ISBN 978-0500287835.




  1. ^ Anne-Laure Quilleriet, "La photographie selon Sarah Moon", L'Express, 6 May 2010. (in French) Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  2. ^ Sarah Moon (in French), Ykone, archived from the original on December 2, 2013
  3. ^ a b Pete Silverton, "Sarah Moon Profile", Professional Photographer. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  4. ^ "The Cultural Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh)". Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V.. Accessed 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ "The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018". Retrieved 2018-12-10.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rosenblum, Naomi. A History of Women Photographers (Third ed.). New York; London: Abbeville.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Moon, Sarah (2009). Sarah Moon. London ; New York: Thames & Hudson.