Photographer and documentary filmmaker born in Nice, France, Emmanuelle spent her childhood and adolescence in Rio de Janeiro, where she remains living. She studied at the Franco-Brazilian College and Lycée Molière. She graduated in communication from the Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse in Paris and New York. Internship at CNN and Rede Globo. She studied photography at Parsons School. Back in Brazil in the early 90s, Emmanuelle began shooting for magazines ( Interview, Trip, Vogue, Veja , Journal of the Folha de SP) and fashion clients ( Forum, Triton, Osklen, Richards, Lenny).
In 1999, she returned to Rio de Janeiro, collaborated with the leading magazines in the country as a portraitist, is responsible for institutional work (Bombril, Light, Santander, Gerdau, Vale do Rio Doce) and album covers (Zelia Duncan, Edgard Scandurra, Daúde). Held solo exhibitions in São Paulo (MIS, Imágicas Gallery) and Rio de Janeiro ( Casa França Brasil , Centro Cultural Correios). She participated in the FotoRio 2003 (International Festival of Photography in Rio de Janeiro) with the exhibition "Copa" at the Copacabana subway on the racial mix of the population.
In 2007, she directed her first documentary film, "declarations of love" on the Copan Building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, icon of world architecture and a portrait of Brazilian society. The film was shown at festivals in Brazil, Spain and the United States. In 2009, she participated in the FotoRio at Correios , the Post Office Cultural Center with the solo exhibition titled "Carioca".
She also began to collaborate with film making and still making of feature films such as "Sudoeste ", by Eduardo Nunes. She directed and photographed the music video "Mobile", by Marcelo Bonfa . In November 2010, Emmanuelle released her first photography book entitled "Carioca" of the city of Rio de Janeiro, its inhabitants and their daily lives. In February 2012, she held her first international solo exhibition in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery.
In July 2013, she released her second book of photographs " Ginga " on the popular dance in Rio de Janeiro . In December of the same year , she attended the Reinvention Festival in New York , at the Brazil Concept Branch Bank, with the " Ginga " exhibition. In April 2015 she held a solo exhibition at the Alliance Française Gallery in Botafogo . In December 2015 , she released her third book " MAR " on the poetics of Rio's relationship with the sea , closing the trilogy that began with Carioca (2010 ) and Ginga (2013).
In 2016, she made a solo exhibition at Galeria Samba : " Mar , entre outras coisas ..." . In 2019 , a solo exhibition at Gabinete Duilio Sartori called " Grão " .
At the moment , Emmanuelle is working on her next book .