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 where she started photographing nightlife and rave parties in Brooklyn. She studied in the general studies program at the International Center of Photography in 2016 and worked on two projects: Alone, in silence, a project about loss and solitude and Tell me your story, a series of portraits taken in the intimacy of a bedroom or hotel room. Her project Alone, in silence 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 and Life Framer Awards. She recently graduated from the documentary and visual-journalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York during which she worked on a photography project about suicide and a short documentary film about someone recovering from recreational drugs addiction and overdose. Her on-going project Expired Life (about people who have tried to commit suicide), received a honorable mention in the 2018 International Photography Awards.