FLORENCE GOUPIL
Photographing the invisible.
Florence Goupil (Peru, 1990) is a photographer of French and Peruvian nationality, from a Quechua mother and a French father. She studied art history in Paris and later engraving, photo and serigraphy at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Rennes.
Being between two cultures, Florence developed a deep interest in the themes of identity, territory and spirituality exploring documentary art and oneiric portraiture. In 2016, she founded the NGO Kapé dedicated to the protection of the Cumancaya lagoon of the Shipibo-Conibo community in the Peruvian Amazon. A year later, in 2017, she published a book entitled 'Koman Kenia, the enchanted lake' where she documented the cleanliness of the lagoon with the community. Since then, she has worked as an independent photographer in Peru creating visual archives and exploring Peruvian identity.
As an emerging photographer, she has had several recognitions among which she is shortlisted in The Lucie Foundation Emergent Artist Scholarship (2018) and the 24 Latin American Documentary Photography Contest in Colombia (2018). She also obtained the third place in the photography contest of The Sinchi Foundation in the portrait category of indigenous peoples (2018). Her focus on conservation led her to document the ACR Ausangate project of the Government of Cusco, a regional reserve area that today is blocked by mining concessions. Also, she was recently invited to give a conference about the conservation of native corn seeds at the UNAM of Mexico D.F.
Florence is a jury for the photo contest of the Fotógrafas LATAM organization and for the photo contest of the Photography School of Cusco. Her works have been published on the Getty Images page for the #ShowUs project in association with Dove and the Girlgaze agency for the international campaign that seeks to break beauty stereotypes. She is an ambassador for the #ShowUs project in Peru for which she was interviewed in television programs of América Televisión, in the Viù magazine of El Comercio and in Vitamin M. Her portraits are also published in National Geographic Yourshot; in the Visual Focus Magazine in Colombia and in The Holland Herald of the KLM airlines in Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has participated in exhibitions in Lima and Cusco as well as international in Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Colombia and Uruguay.


2019 

- Jury at the photo contest of the Fotógrafas LATAM organization, Colombia 
- Jury at the photo contest of Escuela de Fotografía in Cusco, Peru
- Curator at the BAMVF Buenos Aires Music Video Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Extra Muros Festival Workshop in Pucusana, Peru
- Ambassador of the #ShowUs project in Peru in partnership with Dove, Getty Images Latam & Girlgaze
- Photo reportage for McCann Worldgroup Agency in Peru
- #ShowUS worldwide photo project in partnership with Dove, Getty Images and Girlgaze
- Getty Images & iStock contributor
- Holland Herald Magazine from KLM international airlines
- Luxiders Magazine March issue
- Viù magazine El Comercio, Peru
- Exhibition "Framing Indigenous Culture" by Sinchi Foundation at Pakhuis De Zeijger, Amsterdam
- Curator of the exhibition "Women in International Trade" for ArtShapers in Montevideo, Uruguay

2018 

- Interview for the photography magazine Enfoque Visual in Colombia

- Published in the magazine Nube Roja in Piura, Peru

- Awarded 3er place in the Portrait category at the Sinchi Foundation photo contest
https://sinchi-foundation.com/people/florence-goupil/


- Finalist for the 24 Latin American Contest « Los Trabajos y los días » in Colombia

- Shortlisted at the Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship
- Published in National Geographic 
- Photo reportage for the Cusco Government, at the nature reserve of Ausangate, Cusco, Peru
- Poniente para la carrera de fotografía de la UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

- Curator for ArtShapers, at the exhibitiob « Women in International Trade » at the World Trade Organization WTO in Geneve, Switzerland: www.artshapers.com

- V Encounter of Visual Anthropology « Ayer y hoy » at the UNAM in Mexico City, Mexico.
- Exhibition « Sara, the spirit of maize » at IPCNA gallery in Cusco ; at the French Peruvian school gallery in Lima, Peru ; at the OMC in Geneve, Switzerland ; at the UNAM in Mexico city, Mexico.

- Exhibition « Los Vaqueros del Patía » in Medellin, Colombia.
 
2017

- Exhibition « Koman Kenia » at the French Peruvian school gallery in Lima, Peru.
- Exhibition « Koman Kenia » at la Maison de L’Amérique Latine in Brussels, Belgium.

- Portrait and reportage of the Peruvian Rainforest and the Shipibo-Conibo culture for NGO Kapé www.ulule.com/komankenia
2016

- Portrait and reportage for the cultural Argentinian magazine Hecho en Bs. As. in Buenos Aires, Argentina.