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Julien Herger (b. 1987, Geneva CH) is a photographer and artistic director currently living in Paris. His personal work engages an approach of the portraiture halfway between documentary and fashion. Inspired by popular cultures and diversity, his pictures evoke a sense of nostalgia by merging past and contemporary aesthetics.

After studying fashion design at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) and an eclectic career path, he moved to Canada in 2018 to study photography. He quickly started as a freelancer and collaborated with several names in the fields of fashion, cosmetics and food.

In April 2021 he cofounded KH—institute, a photography studio and creative label based in Montreal, dedicated to gather people through creativity and inclusivity. In the same year, he won the Sony Award of the emergent photographer of 2021-2022 (series Pariah).

Selected clients

Neutrogena, Selv Rituel, Wild Grace, Monsillage, 

L'Oréal Switzerland, Beauties Lab, Maison Stoï,

Acte Training, Bopied, Bee's Knees,

Hôtel Beanstalk, La Maison Louis Carré

Sushi A La Maison, SourBelts,

KO Média, Le Vif Weekend Magazine, Pratico-Pratiques, Goélette



Bains by Selv Rituel, published by Editions de l'Homme, 2023

Passion Saumon, published by Goélette, 2022

Lunchs & Brunchs, published by Goélette, 2022



Miss Sushi #6, published by Pratico-Pratiques, May 2022

Miss Sushi #5, published by Pratico-Pratiques, March 2022

Miss Sushi #4, published by Pratico-Pratiques, November 2021

Miss Sushi #3, published by Pratico-Pratiques, August 2021

Flanelle, series 5 in the morning, May 2021

Miss Sushi #2, published by Pratico-Pratiques, April 2021

Afrostyle, series Les Moeurs, January 2020


2022 — LensCulture Portrait Award Finalist, series Pariah

2021 — M1 Sony Award, Emerging Photographer Of The Year, series Pariah

2019 — M5 Laureate, series Idols


2019 — AEC in Commercial Photography, College Marsan, Montreal (CA)

​2009 — Bachelor in Fashion Design, University of Art and Design, Geneva (CH)

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