Émilie Régnier spent most of her childhood in Gabon, Central Africa, before moving to Dakar, Senegal, then to Paris, France. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Concordia University, Montreal. Régnier has exhibited her work internationally including at Toronto International Airport, Contact Photography Festival (2014); East Wing Gallery, Dubai (2014); Photoquai, Biennale du Quai Branly, (2015); Lagos Photo Festival (2015); Paris Photo (2016); Bronx Documentary Centre (2017); PH Centre, Capetown (2019). In 2019, Régnier was invited as a guest speaker at a National Geographic seminar and in 2018, she was an artist in residence with Residency Unlimited in New York and with ELA-Espaço Luanda Arte in Angola. In 2020, she was awarded a National Geographic Explorer grant to pursue research on genetics and identity. Her work has appeared in numerous international publications including Le Monde, Le Monde Vogue, The New York Times, Dazed, ID-Vice, The New Yorker and Foam.