Alissa Cohen Solal was born in Paris in 1972. She studied cinema and obtained a BA in Film Studies at the University of Paris Diderot. She wrote and directed a few documentaries and short films and received the special judge award at the Students Short Film Festival of Paris Dauphine in 1995 for “Botanic Instinct,” a 20 minutes fiction. She started to actively practice photography, using images to create photographic storyboards based on her film narratives. Since 2000, her photographic work exploits manipulating images appearance to obtain new visual artifacts that sometimes echo with the deterioration of the subject represented in the images. She arrived in London in 2006, where she worked and completed a Master in Photography and Contemporary Art. She has lived in Barcelona, Nagoya, Berkeley and New York.