Internationally-acclaimed photographer Valérie Belin comes to PEM for her first solo show in the United States. Featuring 17 exquisite, monumental images,Valérie Belin: Made Up explores a photographer’s ability to manipulate perception of artificiality and reality. In her images of mannequins, models and still lifes, Belin’s work treats the iconic and the banal equally and displays both on a disarmingly large scale. Belin’s mid-career retrospective was received with enormous popular and critical praise across Europe – she is rapidly becoming a leader in the world of photography. Valérie Belin: Made Up was organized by Phillip Prodger, PEM’s Curator of Photography.