As I previously shared on here, I was scheduled to have some work exhibited at Fotografiska NY as part of the exhbition “New Visions” in collaboration with Vice. Unfortunately, the museum was forced to close under covid-19 measures the day the exhibition opened! In order to bring more visibility to its artists during this time, Fotografiska has put together a new online series titled “Fotographers in Focus”.
You can watch my fotographers in focus session where I chat about my practice, being in isolation, and my project “Huldufólk” which was shot in iceland last year here : https://www.fotografiska.com/nyc/the-foto-sessions/fotographers-in-focus
I also did an in-depth interview with Lucie Foundation about my project “Puberty”, after having received their Emerging Artist Scholarship this past year to continue working on the project. You can read that here: https://www.luciefoundation.org/interview-with-laurence-philomene
Some things I’ve been up to this past month in isolation :
1. I shot a self-portrait for refinery29 as part of a piece where they commissioned 29 photographers around the world to share what their experience is during the covid-19 outbreak on a given day at 3 pm. You can see the full piece here : https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9702198/photographer-experience-coronavirus
2. I also shot some portraits of my friend Lucky (who is in quarantine with us) as part of our ongoing collaborative documentary project. These were published as part of this month’s Polyester Zine Newsletter issue, which is a monthly digital zine I invite you to check out here : https://www.polyesterzine.com/the-newsletter
3. I’ve also been participating in an amazing group project with women & non-binary photographers around the world documenting our lives during the pandemic. You can see daily updates of everyone’s work here : https://www.instagram.com/wpthejournal/
And here are some of my favorite images shot at home / from my ongoing project puberty over the last couple of months.
If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to during quarantine, you can do so in this fun video interview I self-shot for CBC Art’s series of “Covid Residencies” : https://www.cbc.ca/arts/laurence-philomene-s-daily-photos-on-life-as-a-transgender-artist-take-on-new-resonance-in-quarantine-1.5528638
To support my work during this time, I encourage you to check out my print store where I have some limited edition 8x10 prints, and a wide selection of postcards avaible : print store
Hi! I have some work on display as part of “New Visions” at Fotografiska Museum NY in collaboration with Vice - the exhibit is open from March 13 to June 28 in New York. Link here for more info : https://www.fotografiska.com/nyc/exhibition/new-visions/
You can read an article about the exhibition written by Elizabeth Renstrom on Vice here : https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/wxeb5q/new-visions-fotografiska-photo-show
I also have some work in an online exhibition + sale that opens on Artsy today, you can view + purchase the work here : https://www.artsy.net/show/undercurrent-projects-us-curated-by-savannah-spirit
I also recently did an interview on my creative process with Refinery29 x VSCO, you can read the piece here : https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/how-to-get-inspired-vsco-photo-app
& here’s some visuals I made for the piece:
It was just announced that I will take part in the 2019-2020 mentorship class organized by Women Photograph. I will use this mentorship program as a way to deepen and develop my skills and knowledge when it comes to long-form documentary photography, and shorter-term photojournalism.
You can read more about the class & the program here : https://www.womenphotograph.com/mentorship-2019
I am so humbled & excited to be a part of this year’s Women Photograph mentorship class alongside all these amazing women & non-binary photographers. Very thankful to women photograph for all the work they do to uplift our work, it’s truly been a blessing to be a part of this community.
More updates on my ongoing projects coming soon ~