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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. 

For all enquiries please go to the contact session.

Selected Clients




Madame Figaro

Mairie de Paris

Marie Claire France

Marie Claire España

TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Medias France

The New York Times Magazine

Obra Social La Caixa

Olam Productions

Philharmonie 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

It's Nice That



Lesbian Are Miracles issue 6 Black Lesbian Rises

Marie Claire Hong Kong (issue 345, june 2019)

Marie Claire Korea (june 2022)

Mauer Mag issue 4 The Intimate


The New York Times Magazine

NR Magazine issue 12 Change

El Mundo (Tendenciès)

Santé Magazine

Schön Magazine

Time Out

The Uncoiled

Vein Magazine



Pergola 15 - Live Festival

Living inside various experiences, group exhibition curated by Self Self Books

Milano, Italy, 2022

The Projector

Fundació Foto Colectania & Antigua Fábrica Damn, group projection of the finalist projects

Barcelona, Spain, 2022

Culture Pool

Maker’s Yard, group exhibition

Frome (Somerset), England, 2022

Expo de Chiotte

Halles Tropisme, solo show

Montpellier, France, 2022

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Group exhibition with Lusted Men collective

Paris, France, 2022

Les Marmites Artistiques

Nanterre Faculty, group exhibition with Lusted Men collective

Nanterre, France, 2022

A Nova Feminilidade

Thirdbase Studio, group exhibition curated by Curated by Girls

Lisbon, Portugal, 2022

Velvet Moon x Mazette

Group exhibition with Lusted Men collective

Montreuil, France, 2022


Les Nuits Photos

Group projection with Lusted Men collective

Paris, France, 2021

La Nombreuse & PianoFabrieck

Group exhibition with Lusted Men collective

Brussels, Belgium, 2021

Bumann & Sohn

Group exhibition 

Cologne, Germany, 2021

Queer Festival Heidelberg

Group Exhibition

Heidelberg, Germany, 2021

Candy Darling

THEY SAY, solo show

Barcelona, Spain, 2020 - 2021

La NUU festival

Finalist for the Screen section (audiovisual format)

Rubí, Spain, 2019

Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert

Ferme Sainte Marguerite, solo show

Pierrevert, France, 2019


The unbearable lightness of being

Lomography Embassy Barcelona, solo show

Barcelona, Spain, 2019

Helsinki Photo Festival

Galleria Futura, group exhibition

Helsinki, Finland, 2018

Les insouciants

33/45 Gallery, solo show

Barcelona, Spain, 2017

"La photo se livre" festival

La Fontaine Obscure Gallery, group exhibition of photobooks

Aix-en-Provence, France, 2017


Utopia Photo Market

Utopia 126 Gallery, group exhibition

Barcelona, Spain, 2016



Cadàver Exquisit Gallery, exhibition with Spanish photographer Samuel Navarrete

Barcelona, Spain, 2016


Cadàver Exquisit Gallery, group exhibition of selected photobooks

Barcelona, October 2015



Espacio Barra de Ferro, EINA, group exhibition with EINA students

Barcelona, Spain, 2015

Retour des projections des Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert

La Jetée Gallery, group projections

Marseille, France, 2015

Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert

Group projections 

Pierrevert, France, 2014

La Nuit de la Photographie Contemporaine

Group exhibition

Paris, France, 2013


Beaurepaire Gallery, group exhibition with participation of Yann Arthus Bertrand

Paris, France, 2013

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