Sandee Pawan


"Sandee leaves some mystery, and works with the absence of light, leaving tension, muscle and foreboding."  Paul Hellard

Sandee Pawan Biography

Sandee Pawan was born and raised in Paris, France, in 1976.
She graduated at Ecole de l'Image (Les Gobelins) in 1996.

Sandee began her career as a graphic designer then went on to work as an Art Director for a top Web design agency at only age 23. She experienced a soaring ascent in her career, when she decided to exchange her wealthy living and work in a comfortable office on Avenue Charles de Gaulle with an open ticket to Asia, where she went on to work as a freelance photographer for two years.
She was quickly noticed by the leading south east Asia photo agency On Asia and continued her work as a photo journalist for her whole journey, travelling through Burma, Cambodia, Thailand and China.
Sandee's works in Asia are published in several magazines such as The Guardian (UK), The Wall Street Journal, Max and also at the National Library of Singapore.

Back in Paris, she makes a noticed arrival in the elite High Fashion industry, with her very conceptual and dynamic imagery.
In less than three years, Sandee's infatuating works are published in over twenty international magazines and newspapers (The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, editions Hatier, Maxim, Stuff...) and she starts leading commercial campaigns for some prestigious clients.

In 2007, Sandee receives a contract with world renowned agency SIPA Press (New York City) as she admits she still has a passion for photojournalism and dangerous encounters, that make great images.
Sandee lives for a whole year at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas, and travels often to southern California to work on a photography project with some of East Los Angeles’ most dangerous gangs.

In 2008, she joins Las Vegas leading photo studio 'Star Studios Elite' and works as photographer and Art Director for several artists, casinos and nightclubs projects.

Her visuals are exhibited in Europe, Africa and North America. In 2010, The Embassy of France sponsors her photo exhibition «My Everyday Little Pain» in North Africa.

Sandee now resides permanently in New York City, USA. She is a perfectionist with an uncommon taste for conceptual art and dynamic lines, which make her one of the most recommended artists today.