Edition 2009

Laurence LEBLANC

Born in 1967 in Paris.

Laurence Leblanc began taking drawing and painting classes at the age of nine at Ecole Martenot, then learned engraving at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs du Louvre. She opted for photography and did a first project in 1993 with Droit au Logement, a non-profit body that aids the poorly-housed and homeless; and met Jacques Higelin and Peter Gabriel, with whom she began an artistic collaboration.
She came to wider notice in 1998, and exhibited her images on the theme of childhood at the Mois de la Photo event in Paris.
The recipient of many awards, Laurence Leblanc has been represented by Agence VU' since April 2001. In 2002 she showed “Rithy, Chéa, Kim Sour et les autres” at Galerie VU' in Paris; the following year, this work earned her the Prix de la Fondation CCF pour la Photographie. In silent solitude, Laurence Leblanc is continuing an œuvre now durably rooted in the field of contemporary photographic art. Nourished by an ever-deepening knowledge of the medium and its history, the photographer is careful not to dilute her curiosity or centres of interest by shooting prolifically or trying multiple approaches. Although she regularly publishes, shows and disseminates her work, Laurence Leblanc, a member of Galerie VU’ and Agence VU’, treats time as a sure ally in the process of observation and maturation.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture