Claire Barthelemy (born in Levallois-Perret, France, 1994) is a London-based textile designer and photographer. She studied a Bachelor in textile design at ESAA Duperré in Paris. Since the early times, she worked for independent fashion designers and jeweler. To broaden her approach of design and her understanding of audience’s expectations in different countries and societies, she moved in London where she undertook a Master in textile design at Chelsea College of Arts and Design (University of the Arts London) raising a particular awareness in environmental issues and the involvement of human in the creative process.
Her researches often involved the study of light, its reflection and interaction with colors and materials. She started to develop her practice and development of camera-less images, especially photograms and pinhole camera. After her textile graduation, she decided to improve her photographic practice, in particular with the analogue and historical processes. She is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Photography at London College of Communication, where she develops series of images across a wide range of photographic domains, like street photography, documentary, portraiture, travel photography… She strengthens her professional skills in communication and marketing to launch her career and work for commissions, collaborations, personal projects and exhibitions. She had been shortlisted for a photographic mentoring with Metro Imaging, in December 2015 and she is currently exhibited at Lewis office in San Diego until late June 2017.