Olivia Fernandez was born in Bordeaux, France and studied Economics and Finance at the University of Paris Dauphine. In 2015, she quit her job to pursue photography and moved to New York. She studied at the International Center of Photography and graduated from the creative practices program in 2017 and the documentary and visual-journalism program in 2018. Her work has won the PDNedu Grand Prize of the 2018 Student Photo Contest in the landscapes category and received honorable mentions from the International Monochrome Awards as well as the Analog Photographique Awards, Life Framer Awards, and the International Photography Awards.