About Valerie Morignat
Valerie Morignat

Valerie Morignat, PhD, is an award-winning underwater photographer, a VR/AR and AI expert, and a tenured Associate Professor based in San Francisco, USA.
Her portfolio is represented by Intelligent Story LLC.

Valerie Morignat has received 25 international photography awards, among which the Arte Laguna Prize, the International Photography Awards, or the Sony World Photography Award. Her underwater photography was featured in industry publications and acquired by private collectors and national art museums.

Morignat’s talent for visual storytelling is fueled by a sense of epic and an insatiable pursuit of the water's evokative power. Her underwater photographic reveries are impregnated with references to art history, mythology, literature, video games, and cinema.

Valerie Morignat's photography reveals a unique and powerful creative vision that radically sets her work apart in the photography world.


Valerie Morignat is an international fine art photographer and portraitist. She was born in New Caledonia and resides in San Francisco where she is the CEO of the consulting and creative firm Intelligent Story.

Valerie holds a Ph.D. in Arts and Art Sciences from the Sorbonne University. She taught 15 years as a Sorbonne's Assistant Professor and a Tenured Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Arts at the University of Montpellier III. She then moved to Asia-Pacific where she concurrently led a business consulting firm and a photography studio. Her art photography has earned international acclaim with multiple prestigious industry awards.

To book Valerie Morignat for a photo shoot or make any other business inquiry, please contact her team at Intelligent Story LLC.

The grace and elegance that exudes from these photographs is intoxicating.
Valerie's artwork has been internationally displayed and praised, and judging by these underwater photos, will continue to be for quite some time. [Trendhunter]