She was born two years after May 1968 and grew up in the countryside, in Champagne.
Graduated in mathematics, she joined the « Louis Lumière » School.
She discovered Paris and photography in her twenties, photographing all the jazz clubs of the city before turning to news reporting for the international press. She has worked in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya,Turkey, Israel and Palestine. These trips to countries at war allowed her to share the life of people facing extreme situations. She now concentrates on exploring tensions within French society.
Since 2004, France Keyser has been living in Marseille. After 4 years of photographic enquiries, she produced a book about the Muslims of France, Nous sommes Français et musulmans (2010, Autrement Publishing), with texts by Vincent Geisser.
Since her first work on Muslims in France, she had been developing a documentary research on her fellow citizens at the heart of the news. By establishing a photo-sociological portrait of these often "controversial" actors, she explores the tensions of French society. Her photographs show citizens engaged in their society, and a France that changes its face. By going to meet them, she want to offer her point of view.
She also works for the French daily and weekly press, on news headlines.
France Keyser has been a member of Agence M.Y.O.P since 2011.
Married, she has two children.
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