French photographer Brigitte Lacombe lives in New York City.
Her solo exhibit “Brigitte Lacombe: Complicities” is currently on view at PHILLIPS Galleries in New York from June 15- August 28, 2015.
Her loves are portraits and travel.
Brigitte works as a special photographer on the films of Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, Bennett Miller, Sam Mendes, Michael Haneke, David Mamet, Quentin Tarantino, James Gray, among others.
She contributes to Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, New York Magazine, German Vogue, Zeit Magazine, NeueJournal , 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 "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 Hey’Ya “Arab Women in Sport”, female Arab athletes from 21 different Arab countries. The photographs were exhibited in London at Sotheby’s Galleries during the 2012 Olympics, along with a catalogue. This exhibit was also shown the following year 2013 in Doha at the Qatar Museum Gallery.
From 2009-2013 Brigitte was commissioned by the Doha Film Institute 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.
Interviews with Brigitte can be viewed on the Charlie Rose Show at http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60133778 & http://video.pbs.org/video/2365534510/
Brigitte’s work can be seen at http://www.brigittelacombe.com