Hi hi! Time for a monthly update ~
First up, I am so so grateful to be listed as one of this year’s The 30 Photographers (formerly known as PDN 30). I used to daydream about being on this list as a photo student back in the day so it honestly feels like a dream come true!! You can see more about it at http://the30photographers.com/ / https://www.instagram.com/the30photographers/
I also have a piece in Humble Art Foundation’s most recent online exhibit “Two Way Lens: Portraits as Empathy”, which you can view here: http://hafny.org/
This past week I’ve had the chance to attend the 2020 edition of the Women Photograph workshop, which was taking place over zoom this year which made it accessible to me for the first time!! Constantly in awe and so grateful to be part of this amazing collective. https://www.womenphotograph.com/workshop-2020
These last few months I got to work on a really fun project in collaboration with Massivart & the city of Montreal / my first public art installation! Les Essentiels is a sculpture garden that accompanies my portrait series of the same title, documenting community members of villeray-saint-michel-parc-extension. The installation is up at Jarry park until the end of November. Each sculpture has a QR code that links to portraits and interviews with essential workers in the neighborhood.
You can see more about it here: http://les-essentiels.co/ / https://www.laurencephilomene.com/les-essentiels
& lastly (for now), here are some puberty images I’ve been slowly editing from my time in Mexico before the pandemic.
Hi hi! It’s been a busy month over here, I’ve been working on a project for the city of Montreal in collaboration with Massivart which I will share shortly but for now, here are a few exhibition & press updates ~
First up, here are some installation views of my work (and Texas Isaiah’s beautiful work in the title image as well) as part of Fotografiska New York x Vice’s exhibition “New Visions”. The exhibition actually originally opened up back in March a few days before quarantine hit after which the museum had to remain closed for several months, but it is finally back up and open again! The exhibition is on view at the museum until October 18. You can see more about the exhibit here: https://www.fotografiska.com/nyc/exhibition/new-visions/
installation photos by Roman Dean
Second up - in New York as well - I currently have some work on show as part of Photoville festival with The Journal / Women Photograph. Our exhibition is displayed in Brooklyn bridge park so it outdoors and free to access, you can see more info here: https://photoville.nyc/journal-women-photographers-respond-covid-19/ - I’m not sure how long it’s staying up but I believe it is through the fall season!
& here’s a shot of my panel via fosteenstagram on instagram.
& some press for Puberty on Musee mag as well : https://museemagazine.com/culture/2020/9/9/weekend-portfolio-laurence-philomne
Lots of love,
Hi! I am honoured to have received a grant for my ongoing project Puberty through the Getty Images “Creatives in Quarantine” bursary, alongside artists Ajay Abalaka, Federica Belli, Maya Iman, Julia Keil, Khalik Allah, Poochie Collins, DaShaunae Jackson-Lewis, Ngadi Smart & Yibing Sun.
I’m excited to keep working on this project as I have for the last 19 months!! Here are some images from Puberty shot over the last few days.
Hi! I’m hosting a raffle to raise direct reparations for Black & Indigenous trans folks - to enter, you can donate directly to Taking What We Need’s gofundme : https://www.gofundme.com/f/taking-what-we-need - or any BIPOC trans person’s fundraiser (PayPal, gofundme, venmo etc) - I have an ongoing list of people you can support on the “donate” highlight on my instagram profile if you need a place to start. If you’d like me to boost/share your fundraiser also let me know and I will add it to the highlight!
You can see more about the raffle on instagram here : https://www.instagram.com/p/CCl7TnNBNDu/
Each 10$ increment donated gets you one entry to win one of the 10 prints being raffled (so 20$ = 2 entries, etc). To enter, send me a screenshot/receipt of your donation via dm or email and let me know which print(s) you’d like to be entered to win. I will be sharing daily updates on the total amount raised on my story.
Donations must be made between today & July 23 to enter the raffle. Entries are open worldwide and the winners will be announced on July 24.
I encourage you to use this raffle as an opportunity to begin (or continue) an ongoing practice of direct reparations in your life moving forward.
& heartfelt thank you to all the artist who collaborated on this project, really grateful for all their work, time and energy <3
If you are not on instagram and just happened to stumble on this blog post, and would like to share the fundraiser with your network, you can also share this link which has all the info : https://www.laurencephilomene.com/raffle
& big thank you to my friend Heather Lynn who did the design for the raffle (she also did my logo)!
My work was recently featured as part of Artsy’s Pride 2020 collection, “Portrayals of queer love”, which you can view here : https://www.artsy.net/collection/queer-love-pride-month-2020
I’ve also had my work featured in the book “Toi aussi tu peux changer le monde”, which features young artists and activists working toward systemic change around the world!
You can see more about the book here : https://www.deboecksuperieur.com/ouvrage/9782807329447-toi-aussi-tu-peux-changer-le-monde