Laurence Philomene

july update

Writing this live from the july heatwave ~ 

Last month, I got the chance to spend a week in Cannes where I was invited to present my work and speak about shifting norms of masculinity + trans inclusivity as part of @cannes_lions with @adolescentcontent. I’ve been really enjoying giving more talks, workshops & being on judging panels this past year, looking forward to more of this!!!

I also had the chance to be a judge on Getty Images’ 2019 creative grant program “where we stand”, awarding 20,000$ in prizes to emerging LGBTQ+ photographers, and the winners have been announced here : http://press.gettyimages.com/getty-images-awards-20000-lgbtq-stories-creative-bursary-to-three-emerging-photographers-as-part-of-broader-effort-to-encourage-diverse-inclusive-storytelling/

I got to photograph one of the winners, Myles Loftin, while we were in Cannes :


& also shot a quick “me vs others” image while I was in Cannes - I’ve been working on my monograph of Me vs Others in collaboration with Editions Lemaitre in Paris for almost two years now and the book is finally ready, I will post on here when pre-orders are available!


Aside from my time in Cannes, I’ve spent the last month continuing to work on my ongoing project “puberty”, documenting daily/mundane moments in my transition and sharing them on social media. Below are a few of my favorites from this month


& continuing to shoot my project “Lucky” as well, which is a long-form documentary project on my best friend Lucky - looking at a working class, intersex, latinx transmasculine life over a period of 10 years.


As of this month, I will be sharing these updates in a monthly newsletter, which you can sign up for here!


xo

Laurence

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