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Biography

Born on May 1, 1968 in Bordeaux, France, Alain Laboile is a photographer and father of six.

In 2004, as he needed to put together a portfolio of his work as a sculptor, he acquired a camera, and thus developped a taste for macrophotography, spurred by his passion for entomology.

Later on, he pointed his lens towards his growing family which became his major subject : a life on the edge of the world, where intemporality and the universality of childhood meet.


Events

2016

Exhibition at Umbria World Fest Foligno, Italie

Exhibition curated by Central Dupon Gare SNCF, Bordeaux.

Workshop with Leica France, at Rencontres D'Arles.

Solo show at Leica Gallery, Sao Paulo.

"Familia, Modelo para desarmar" Collective show at Galeria Artexarte, Buenos Aires.

"Aux frontières de l'intime" Group show at L'AGORA, scène nationale d'Evry.

Solo show at the Centre Céramique, Maastricht.

2015

Workshop at the Escola de imagem, Rio de Janeiro.

Exhibition at Unseen photo fair with the Torch Gallery, Amsterdam.

Solo show La Tribu at Galerie Intervalle, Paris

Workshop at the Centre Culturel de Namur

Group show Les Estivales Photographiques du Trégor at L'imagerie, Lannion, France.

Solo show at the Médiathèque André Labarrère, Pau, France

Solo show at La Passerelle Scène nationale de Gap, France.

2014

Collective exhibition "Aux frontières de l'intime” at the Musée Français de le Photographie, Paris.

Workshop Photo holidays at Suzdal, Russia.

Solo show at the Kunstnetzwerk Gallery à Vienne, Autriche.

Group show for the PX3 Paris Photo Prize in L'espace Beaurepaire Paris.

Group show for FINI 2014 at the Centro Cultural Universitario “La Garza”, in Pachuca, Mexico.

Solo show at the Librairie Photographique Le 29, in Paris, France.

Group show “I Adore Photographs” at the JIRO MIURA GALLERY, Tokyo.

Group show for VIPA 2013 at the Kunstnetzwerk gallery, in Austria.

2013

Solo show at the dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

Exhibition at the Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi.

Solo show at the JIRO MIURA GALLERY, Tokyo.

Group show at Art Osaka, in Japan.

Alain Laboile & Jock Sturges, Lecture at University of Washington School of Art, Seattle, WA.

2012

Solo show at the Centre Communal d’Actions Sociales, in Bordeaux, France.

Exhibition at the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia.


In France, "La Famille" is part of the permanent collection of the French Museum of Photography, in Bièvres.

Selected Press

Snoecks Magazine, Alain Laboile By Annelies A.A. Vanbelle. 2017

The SUN Magazine, Where The Wild Things Are February 2016.

Erik Vroons GUP Magazine special edition Alain Laboile, September 2015.

“Party of eight! Photographer father reveals lovingly taken images charting his six children growing up and the heartwarming chaos left in their wake”. Daily Mail, March 15, 2014.

“Interview with Russel Joslin.” SHOTS(N°120 – Summer 2013)

Jeff Swartz. “A World Reflected: Alain Laboile”, ABC News, February 1, 2013.

Daphnée Denis. “A Family’s Fantasy World Reflected in the Water”, Slate, January 24, 2013.

Kerri MacDonald. “Capturing a Childhood Idyll in France”, The New York Times, December 27, 2012.

Aline Smithson/ Jacqueline Roberts. LensCracht Europe week, November 14, 2012.

Victoria Scoffier. “Jeux de mains, jeux de lutins.”6mois, N°4, Autumn 2012

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