Shane Lavalette


Shane Lavalette (*1987, Burlington, USA), is s one of the most distinguished young voices in contemporary photography coming out of the US today. He is a photographer, independent publisher and the director of Light Work, a non-profit photography organization in Syracuse, New York. He holds a BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Foundation, Montserrat College of Art, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Le Château d’Eau, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Musée de l’Elysée in addition to being held in private and public collections. Lavalette is the author of two monographs: “One Sun, One Shadow“ [Lavalette, 2016] and “Still (Noon)“ [Edition Patrick Frey, 2018]. “One Sun, One Shadow” was nominated for the Kassel Photobook Award 2017 and shortlisted for the Author Book Award 2017 at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Lavalette’s work has been featured by The New York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, The Telegraph, Foam Magazine, Hotshoe, among others and his editorial work has accompanied stories in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Topic, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Curbed, Vice Magazine, The Wire, Wallpaper, Monocle, and The Guardian. He lives in works in Syracuse, New York.

Shane Lavalette (*1987, Burlington, USA), ist einer wichtigsten jungen Vertreter der zeitgenössischen Fotografie in den USA. Er ist Fotograf, unabhängiger Verleger und der Direktor von Light Work, eines gemeinnützigen Instituts in Syracuse, New York. Er studierte an der Tufts University und der School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalettes Fotografien werden international ausgestellt, unter anderem im High Museum of Art (Atlanta), dem Center for Documentary Studies an der Duke University, der Aperture Foundation, dem  Montserrat College of Art, dem Carpenter Center for Visual Arts an der Harvard University, dem Center for Photography in Woodstock, dem Château d’Eau, der Fotostiftung Schweiz (Winterthur) und dem Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. Lavalette Abreiten finden sich in wichtigen privaten und öffentlichen Sammlungen. Bisher liegen zwei Monographien vor: „One Sun, One Shadow“ [Lavalette, 2016] und „Still (Noon)“ [Edition Patrick Frey, 2018]. One Sun One Shadow wurde für den Kasseler Photobook Award 2017 nominiert und für den Author Book Award 2017 bei den Rencontres d’Arles. Shane Lavalette wurde vielfach publiziert, unter anderem von der New York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, The Telegraph, dem Foam Magazine, Hotshoe und seine redaktionelle Arbeit hat Geschichten in verschiedenen Publikationen begleitet, darunter das New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Thema, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Gedreht, Vice Magazine, The Wire, Wallpaper, Monocle und The Guardian. Lavalette lebt und arbeitet in Syracuse, New York.

“A Survey of Color Photography”, Atrium Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, USA
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Sol Mednick Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Le Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Burlington City Arts (BCA), Burlington, USA 

“Unfamiliar Familiarities: Outside Views on Switzerland”, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland + Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland
2012 “Foam Magazine Talent Exhibition”, Unseen Photo Fair, Westerpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Picturing the South”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
“reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today”, Aperture Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York City, USA + Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
“America Now”, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, USA
Arles Author Book Award (Shortlist)
FOAM Paul Huf Award (Nominee)
Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson (Prix HCB), (Nominee)
The Infinity Award, International Center of Photography (ICP), (Nominee)
Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Still (Noon)

Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, Switzerland

One Sun, One Shadow