French photographer Brigitte Lacombe lives in New York City.
Her acclaimed solo exhibit “Brigitte Lacombe: Complicities” was recently shown at the PHILLIPS Galleries in New York, Paris, and London through Jan 6, 2016.
Her loves are portraits and travel.
Brigitte works as a special photographer on the films of Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, Bennett Miller, Sam Mendes, David Mamet, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Haneke, James Gray, among others.
She contributes to Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, German Vogue, Zeit Magazine, NeueJournal, The Financial Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, and others.
Brigitte 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 Brigitte’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.
Brigitte is currently at work on her third book of personal photos, to be published in 2017.
In 2012, Brigitte was commissioned by Qatar Museums to photograph female Arab athletes from 21 different Arab countries, and the resulting exhibit and catalogue “Hey’ya / Arab Women in Sport”, was shown at Sotheby’s Galleries in London at the time of the 2012 Olympics. This exhibit was shown the following year 2013 at the Qatar Museum Gallery in Doha.
From 2009-2013 Brigitte was commissioned by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) to photograph over 350 international filmmakers and actors, mostly from the Middle East region. These portraits formed a visual archive for the DFI and were exhibited at the DFI Gallery in Doha.
Brigitte’s work can be viewed at www.brigittelacombe.com