Lydia Metral

Photographer | Paris & Barcelona.

French and Spanish queer photographer born in 1986 in Grenoble (France) and graduated from EINA (Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona) in photography and editorial design. Working between Paris and Barcelona. 

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Selected Clients



Madame Figaro

Mairie de Paris

Marie Claire France

Marie Claire España

Medias France

Obra Social La Caixa

Olam Productions

Philarmonie de Paris

Rosàs Agency

Selected Publications

9 Lives Magazine

Another Magazine

Bird In Flight

Cake Magazine

Contributor Magazine

Curated by Girls

Dazed Digital


Fucking Young!

The Huffington Post



Lesbian Are Miracles issue 6 Black Lesbian Rises

Marie Claire Hong Kong

Mauer Mag issue 4 The Intimate


NR Magazine issue 12 Change

El Mundo (Tendenciès)

Santé Magazine

Schön Magazine

Time Out

Vein Magazine




Queer Festival Heidelberg

Collective Exhibition

Heidelberg (Germany), 2021

Candy Darling


Barcelona 2020 & 2021

La NUU festival

Finalist for the Screen section (audiovisual format)

Rubí, October 2019

Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert

Ferme Sainte Marguerite (solo show)

Pierrevert, July 2019


The unbearable lightness of being

Lomography Embassy Barcelona (solo show)

Barcelona, April 2019


Helsinki Photo Festival

Winner Open Call, exhibited in Galleria Futura 

Helsinki, August 2018

Les insouciants

33/45 Gallery (solo show)

Barcelona, November 2017

"La photo se livre" festival

La Fontaine Obscure Gallery  (collective exhibition of photobooks)

Aix-en-Provence, June 2017


Utopia Photo Market

Utopia 126 Gallery  (collective exhibition)

Barcelona, June 2016



Cadàver Exquisit Gallery  (collective exhibition with Spanish photographer Samuel Navarrete)

Barcelona, May 2016


Cadàver Exquisit Gallery  (collective exhibition of selected photobooks and photographs)

Barcelona, October 2015



Espacio Barra de Ferro, EINA (collective exhibition with EINA students)

Barcelona, June 2015

Retour des projections des Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert

La Jetée Gallery (collective projections)

Marseille, February 2015

Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert

Outdoor Projections (collective)

Pierrevert, July 2014

La Nuit de la Photographie Contemporaine

Outdoor exhibition (collective)

Paris, October 2013


Beaurepaire Gallery (collective exhibition with participation of Yann Arthus Bertrand)

Paris, April 2013