Laurence Leblanc


© Laurence Leblanc pour Planche(s) Contact 2016
© Laurence Leblanc pour Planche(s) Contact 2016

Guest of the Planche(s) Contact Festival in 2016

Laurence Leblanc, born in 1967 in Paris, started her artistic career at a young age, attending drawing and painting lessons at the Martenot school, and a course on engraving art at the Arts décoratifs du Louvre. Laureate in 2000 at the Villa Médicis Hors-Les-Murs for her Cambodian project, she was awarded with several prizes, including the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2003. In the same year, she published Rithy, Chéa, Kim Sour et les autres, then Seul l’air (2009), both published by Actes Sud. Her work was exhibited at the 40ème Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles.
The photos of Laurence Leblanc are acquired by private collectors, the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain and the Nicéphore Niepce Museum.
Laurence Leblanc was laureate of the Nicéphore Niepce Prize in 2016.
Video (with the film titled Bulles de silence) and sound (with a workshop of radio creation broadcasted on France Culture) have also been some of her research fields for several years now.

In Deauville for the Planche(s) Contact Festival

Laurence Leblanc, an artist with an educational background in plastic arts, pays particular attention to the matter and the medium when taking pictures. With her, the creation act is obtained combining the subject with his/her environment.
Laurence Leblanc is hosted in residence for the 7th edition of the Planche(s) Contact Festival and captures a series of pictures that are sensitive and attentive to the space arranged between humans and things.