As a freelance photographer since 2005, she has been working on long term documentary projects. In 2008, her work «the return of the concubine in China» received the Canon prize of women photojournalist at the festival «Visa pour l’image» in Perpignan. In 2015, thanks to the CNAP support (National Center of Fine Arts), she followed the daily life of women victims of sexual abuse in the French army. In 2019 she obtained the «Pierre and Alexandra Boulat» grant for her report on women’s rehabilitation after prison time in France. Since 2016, she has been leading a project on global warming in the Arctic, thanks to support from SCAM. (draft of a dream). She won a POYi for this project in 2020.

For Axelle, photography is a commitment, both in its content and dissemination. Her pictures are exhibited in festivals or exhibitions, but also disseminated through educational workshops in schools (Seine Saint-Denis).