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Brigitte Lacombe

 

French photographer Brigitte Lacombe lives in New York City.
Her exhibit  “Lacombe | Inside Cinema” was shown at the Shanghai Center of Photography museum from June to August 28, 2016 in China.
The exhibits “Brigitte Lacombe Complicities” were shown at the PHILLIPS Galleries in New York, Paris, and London from June 2015 to January 2016.
She contributes to Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Financial Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York Magazine, Zeit Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, among many other publications.
Lacombe works as a special photographer on the film sets of Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, Bennett Miller, Sam Mendes, Lynne Ramsay, David Mamet, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Haneke, James Gray, and many others.
Lacombe was awarded The Eisenstaedt Award for Travel Photography in 2000,
The Art Directors Club Hall of Fame "Lifetime Achievement Award for photography" in 2010, and The Lucie Award for a lifetime "Achievement in Travel & Portraiture” in 2012.
Two monographs of Lacombe’s work have been published:
“Lacombe anima | persona” a retrospective book of photographs from 1975-2008, published in 2009 by Steidl/Dangin, with an essay by Frank Rich.
"Lacombe cinema | theater" published in 2001 by Schirmer/Mosel with essays by David Mamet and Adam Gopnik.
She is currently at work on her third book, a visual memoir, to be published in 2019.
Website: www.brigittelacombe.com

The 2 weeks I spent in St. Petersburg in May 2017, invited by the Likhachev Foundation, was one of the best experiences I ever had. Alexander Kobak, Elena Vitenberg, and all at the Foundation welcomed me in the most generous and kind way. I had already visited St. Petersburg in 1990 and I loved re-discovering the city and its environment. The project I had proposed was a series of portraits of exceptional women in Culture and Art - from the Icons and Mentors to the young upcoming talented ones - women that are important to the vitality of St. Petersburg and its life.
I spent the first week meeting a lot of the women that I was going to photograph, either in their homes or where they worked. I was lucky to be taken around the city and enter, in a very privileged and intimate way, many of its cultural institutions. The second week, Pavel Prigara and Anna Kirikova, invited my team and I in the most generous way to set up a studio in their extraordinary space: "Manege Central Exhibition Hall”. There, I took portraits of all the 25 women that we had chosen. I wish that we could have invited many more, as the longer I stayed in St. Petersburg, I discovered that there were more exceptional women tha
t should be included in our project. I hope to be back soon to complete this portrait series and also to start a new series of portraits, Men this time!