Samuel Lugassy was born in Cannes, France.

After studying literature and economics, he began his career as a photographer in the early years of the new millennium.  He first worked as assistant with fashion photographers in some of the famous Parisian studios, and then specialized in portrait photography both in the context of advertising and press commissions as much as for his own personal projects.

The question of identity

The personal work of Samuel Lugassy aims to understand the identity of his subjects by trying to grasp their inner being through their appearance and how they are defined from the outside.  

Press & Exhibitions

The work of Samuel Lugassy has earned him numerous collaborations with some of the world’s greatest international publications such as: Der Spiegel, Les Cahiers du Cinéma, Figaro Magazine, Afrique Magazine, Le Magazine Littéraire… His personal projects have been exhibited principally in France and his series “Gymnast & Wrestler” was awarded the prize at the Sportfolio Festival in Narbonne.

Represented by

Stéphanie Hédouin

0033 (0)6 82 18 09 20

Gallery Jean Denis Walter

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Paris based Portrait maker (as well as Fashion Photographer)

Available where you need.

For commercial inquires, prints, editorial, collaboration... or just say hi →


Afrique Magazine, Allure, Contrasto, Cosmopolitan, Cover, Departures, Der Spiegel, L' Espresso, Femme actuelle, Figaro Madame, Figaro Magazine, Geo Wissen, l' Humanité Dimanche, La Tribune, Le Matin, Le Magazine Littéraire, Les Cahiers du Cinéma, Lietuvas rytas, Marie Claire, Ninja, Philosophie Magazine, Politis, Réponses Photo, Sofoot, Télérama, Vacarme...

Selected Exhibitions


2023:  - " Face à Face ", Galerie 54 Dunkerque, Paris.

2019:    - Fotofever, Paris

                - Photodoc, Paris

2017:    - Exposition collective, Hôtel de de l’abbaye aux Dames, Caen. 

                - Exposition collective, DRAC Normandie, Rouen.

2016:    - Exposition collective, Normandie Impressionniste, " Visages d'un village"

                - Galerie Cosmos, Exposition collective

2015:     - Paris, Médecin du Monde, « Regards sur la migration » 

                 - Festival Sportfolio, first prize award

2014:     - Encontros da Imagem, Braga / Portugal

                 - Flash expo, Vichy

               - Circulation(s), festival de la jeune photographie européenne, Paris

2011:      - Voies Off, Arles : Selection " Nouveaux Regards "

                - Galerie Transacmer, Paris. 


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