About

Bio


Martine is a Luxembourg based portrait, editorial and landscape photographer & director.


Her accomplishments of winning best portfolio in the Academy of Art University Spring Show 2012 in San Francisco, and obtaining an art scholarship from Luxembourg, gave her the confidence to enter the Vogue New Exposure contest, placing her as a top 10 finalist. 



Besides Europe, her boundary free interest in different cultures, styles and aesthetics enabled her to expand her work radius to China and the USA.



In her work, Martine constantly aims to visually recreate thoughts, ideas and experiences which are linked to, and inspired by various places and people. 


Her multi cultural influences have affected her signature style, which leave her with a personal artistic language beyond commercial purpose.


In 2018 she received the fonds stART-up from the Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte which enabled her to make her first short film entitled "Sea Dream Avenue" accompanied by a extensive photo project.


Since then she has been collaborating with multiple artists from different fields of the Luxembourgish art scene with the aim of creating a more socially critical body of work. 

Photo credit: Inder Mann

Awards & Grants


2021

Bourse “CLICHE.LU” for individual artists for project "Voices"

Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte  (Luxembourg) 


Bourse “CLICHE.LU” for teachers for project "Identity"

Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte  (Luxembourg) 


Bourse “Résidence à domicile” for project "Voices"

Ministère de la Culture  (Luxembourg) 


Bourse for project "Voices"

Fondation Été (Luxembourg)


Honorable Mention

for "Sea Dream Avenue" short film

Deep Focus Film Festival (USA)


Exceptional Merit: Direction (Documentary)

Exception Merit: Cinematography (Documentary)

for "Sea Dream Avenue" short film

WRPN Women's International Film Festival (USA) 


Award Nomination Best Cinematographer 

for “Sea Dream Avenue” short film

Arizona Short Film Festival (USA)


2020

Best Cinematography   

Marisa's B&B/Pentamedia Prize 

for "Sea Dream Avenue" short film

Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin (Germany) 


Nominated for Lët’z Arles 

Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (Luxembourg/France)


2019

1st Prize at Photo Contest

Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Luxembourg) 


Bourse for “Bombay Beach Biennale” Installation in California

 Ministère de la Culture (Luxembourg)


2018

Fonds stART-up

Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Luxembourg) 


Bourse for “Sea Dream Avenue”

Filmfund Luxembourg (Luxembourg)


Bourse for “Sea Dream Avenue” 

Banque de Luxembourg (Luxembourg)


Bourse for “Sea Dream Avenue”

 Fondation de Luxembourg/Fondation Été (Luxembourg)


2012

Art Scholarship 

Fondation VanWerveke-Hanno (Luxembourg) 


Top 10 Contest Finalist 

“New Exposure” by VOGUE, Bottega Veneta and RED (USA) 


Best Portfolio

Academy of Art University, Spring Show (USA) 

Shows


2021

"Quick & Dirty" in rue du Cimetière in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg


2020

Screening of “Sea Dream Avenue” short film at Moviemento at Female Filmmakers Festival in Berlin, Germany

"Art2Cure" at Galerie l'Indépendance at Banque Internationale Luxembourg in Hollerich, Luxembourg 


2019

"Salon du CAL" (Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg) at Tramschapp in Limperstberg, Luxembourg

"The Open End" at Siren’s Call at Abbaye Neumünster in Grund, Luxembourg

"The Open End" at Rotondes in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg

"Sea Dream Avenue" exhibition and screening of "Sea Dream Avenue" short film at Kulturhaus Niederanven in Niederanven, Luxembourg

"Bombay Beach Biennale" in Bombay Beach, California, USA


2018

"Windows" at GXGallery in London, UK

"Art2Cure" at Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York, USA 

"Sea Dream Avenue" exhibition and screening of "Sea Dream Avenue" short film at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2017 

"Art2Cure" at Galerie l'Indépendance at Banque Internationale in Hollerich, Luxembourg

"Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week" in Valetta, Malta


2016 

"Mirror of Self" at House17 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

"The Open End" at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

"Art2Cure" at Galerie l'Indépendance at Banque Internationale in Hollerich, Luxembourg


2015

"This is the End" at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

"Art2Cure" at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2014 

"Landscapes-The Big Country" at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, USA


2013 

"Salon du CAL" (Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg) at CarréRotondes in Hollerich, Luxembourg

"Solo Show" at the Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco, USA


2012 

"Salon du CAL" (Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg) at CarréRotondes in Hollerich, Luxembourg

"New Exposure" Contest Finalist Show at Milk Gallery in New York, USA

"Raw Artists" at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, USA

"Academy of Art University Spring Show" at The Cannery in San Francisco, USA (Best Portfolio)


2011 

"Academy of Art University Spring Show" at 1849 Washington Street in San Francisco, USA

"Solo Show" at Uniqum (Celula) in Bettembourg, Luxembourg


Talks

2021

Kulturpur Podcast

https://culture.lu/blog/podcasts/kulturpur-am-gespreich-mam-martine-pinnel


2020

Talk at screening of “Sea Dream Avenue” short film at Moviemento Cinema & Online at Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin in Berlin, Germany


2019

Presentation & Talk at "Révélation-Portfolio Review" at Cercle Cité for European Month of Photography in Luxembourg, Luxembourg


2016

Presentation & Talk at "The Open End" at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Features & Publications


"European Months of Photography" Catalogue (Luxembourg) 2021 

arizonashortfilmfest.com

Reporter.lu (Luxembourg) 2021 & 2020 & 2019 & 2018 

Cover of Book "That Time of Year" by Marie Ndiaye (USA) 2020 

femalefilmmakersberlin.com (Germany) 2020 

"Art2Cure" Catalogue (Luxembourg) 2020 & 2018 & 2017 & 2016 & 2015

Kultesch Cover & inside spread (Luxembourg) 2020 & 2018 

"Torn Up World" Catalogue - Philippe Lamesch (Luxembourg) 2020 

"75 Joer" Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Luxembourg) 2020 

mudam.com (Luxembourg) 2020 

laglaneuse.lu (Luxembourg) 2019 

"Salon du Cal" Catalogue (Luxembourg) 2019, 2013 & 2012 

Wort.lu (Luxembourg) 2019 & 2014 

Museomag (Luxembourg) 2019 & 2018 & 2017 

"Panorama Photographique" Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Luxembourg)  2019 

emoplux.lu "Révélation-Portfolio Review" (Luxembourg) 2019 

luxtimes.lu (Luxembourg) 2019 

Wort.lu (Luxembourg) 2019 & 2014 

glanzvoll (Germany) 2019 

"Felt" Catalogue & Poster - Elisabeth Schilling (Luxembourg) 2019 

Research video for "Felt" https://vimeo.com/308566802  (Luxembourg)  2018 

"Rapport Annuel" Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Luxembourg) 2018 & 2017

Le Quotidien (Luxembourg) 2018 

paperjam.lu (Luxembourg) 2018 

subjectivelyobjective.com (USA) 2018 

Museum Smile (Luxembourg) 2018 

"Windows" Catalogue (UK) 2018 

"Yileste" Campaign Catalogue (Luxembourg) 2017 & 2016 & 2015 & 2014

Wortex (Luxembourg) 2017 

simonemousset.lu (Luxembourg)2017 

Size Magazine (China) 2016 & 2015 & 2014 

Yoho! Boy (China) 2016 

"Levi's We Are Original" Book (China) 2016 

"Air Jordan 30th Anniversary" Book (China) 2015 

Hypebeast (USA & China) 2015 

Telecran (Luxembourg) 2015 & 2014 

Femmes Magazine  (Luxembourg) 2015  

Sex and Design Magazine (USA) 2014 & 2013 

Institute Magazine (UK) 2012 

SF Bay Guardian (USA) 2012 

SF Gate (USA) 2012 

blendingbeautiful.com (USA) 2012 

whateverfromtheballroom.com (USA) 2012 

CMYK Magazine (USA) 2011 

Revue (Luxembourg) 2011 & 2007

Clients


Reebok Classic (USA)

Skullcandy (USA)

Dolls Kill (USA)

C2H4 Los Angeles (USA)

Homme Femme LA (USA)

Sweat The Style (USA)

Thrifted and Modern (USA)

Threadflip (USA)

Lazy Twins USA)

Mint Mall (USA)

Luxetigers (USA)

Yohji Yamamoto (Japan)

Kappa (China)

Levi's (China)

Adidas (China)

Converse (China)

Hardy Hardy (China)

Yoho! Boy (China)

Size Media (China)

45 Gradi (Italy)

Borletti Group (Luxembourg & UK)

Luxair (Luxembourg)

Rosport (Luxembourg)

Reporter (Luxembourg)

Luxembuger Wort (Luxembourg)

Ëmweltberodung Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourg)

Service National de la Jeunesse (Luxembourg)

Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Luxembourg)

MUDAM (Luxembourg)

MNHA (Luxembourg)

Museum(s)mile (Luxembourg

Yileste (Luxembourg)

Vol(t)age (Luxembourg)

Elisabeth Schillling (Luxembourg)

Utopic Productions (Luxembourg)

Simone Musset (Luxembourg)

Centre Formida (Luxembourg)

Déi Gréng (Luxembourg)

We are Ludwig (Luxembourg)

Studio Polenta (Luxembourg)

Ennert de Steiler (Luxembourg)

Leitmotif (Luxembourg)

Commune de Strassen (Luxemburg)




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