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 from June 2015 to January 2016.
The Shanghai Center of Photography (SCôP) will exhibit “Lacombe | Inside Cinema” from June–August 2016.
Her loves are portraits and travel.
Lacombe 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, ZEITmagazin, The Financial Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, and many others.
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 2018.
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: