Edition 2012

Isabelle Le Minh

Born in Schötmar (FRG) in 1965. Lives and works in France.
ENSP 1996 Isabelle Le Minh grew up in France, but spent a large part of her childhood in Germany. After engineering studies, she settled in Berlin in May 1989 to work as a patent engineer, while also undertaking a photographic study about the ruins of the GDR. She finally left behind her career to attend the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in 1993. After graduating, she chose sensitive subjects for her photographic essays (a rubbish dump, an abattoir...). The digital revolution and the vagaries of life led her to then drift away from photography to reflect upon the image in a broader way and to extend her area of creation to contemporary art. She now conceives resolutely conceptual works, which take all manner of forms (installations, photos, videos, books). The recipient of many awards and grants, Le Minh is also an archivist specialised in art, a photography teacher and exhibition curator. She is represented by the Christophe Gaillard gallery in Paris.
  • 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