French photographer Brigitte Lacombe lives in New York City.
Her exhibit Lacombe | Inside Cinema was shown at the Shanghai Center of Photography museum in 2016 in China,
and Brigitte Lacombe | Complicities was shown at PHILLIPS Galleries in New York, Paris, and London in 2015 and 2016.
Her loves are portraits and travel.
She works as a special photographer on the film sets of Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, Bennett Miller, Sam Mendes, Lynne Ramsay, David Mamet, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Haneke, James Gray, and many other directors.
Lacombe contributes to Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, The Financial Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York Magazine, Zeit Magazine, among other publications.
Lacombe 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 Lacombe’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.
She is currently at work on her third book of personal photos to be published in 2019.
In 2012, Lacombe was commissioned by Qatar Museums (QM) to photograph female athletes from 21 different Arab countries. 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. The exhibit was also shown in 2013 at the QM Gallery Katara in Doha.
From 2009-2013 Lacombe 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.
Interviews with Brigitte Lacombe can be viewed on the Charlie Rose Show at: