Shane Lavalette

Biography

Shane Lavalette (*1987, Burlington, USA), is one of the most distinguished young voices in contemporary photography coming out of the US today. Lavalette is a photographer and Co-founder of Assembly, a global platform supporting a diverse roster of artists working in photography, mixed-media, video, and sound. Previously, Lavalette worked as the Director of Light Work (2011-2021), 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, Atlanta, 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, Le Mans, and Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, in addition to being held in private and public collections. Lavalette is the author of four award-winning monographs: “One Sun, One Shadow” (Lavalette, 2016), “Still (Noon)” (Edition Patrick Frey, 2018), “LOST, Syracuse” (Kris Graves Projects, 2019), and “New Monuments” (Libraryman, 2019). Lavalette’s work has been featured by The New York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, The Telegraph, Aperture, Foam Magazine, Hotshoe, among others, and his editorial work has accompanied stories in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Curbed, Vice Magazine, The Wire, Wallpaper, Monocle, The Guardian, and ZEITmagazin. He lives in works in Upstate New York.

Shane Lavalette (*1987, Burlington, USA) ist eine der wichtigsten Vertreter der zeitgenössischen Fotografie in den USA. Lavalette ist Fotograf und Mitbegründer von Assembly, einer globalen Plattform, die eine Vielzahl von Künstler*innen unterstützt, die in den Bereichen Fotografie, Mixed-Media, Video und Sound tätig sind. Zuvor arbeitete Lavalette als Direktor von Light Work (2011-2021), einer gemeinnützigen Fotografie-Organisation in Syracuse, New York. Er studierte an der Tufts University und der Schule des Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Lavalettes Fotografien werden international ausgestellt, unter anderem im High Museum of Art, Atlanta, dem Center for Documentary Studies an der Duke University, in der Aperture Foundation, am Montserrat College of Art, im Carpenter Center für Bildende Kunst der Harvard University sowie darüber hinaus im Zentrum für Fotografie in Woodstock, im Le Château d’Eau, Le Mans, der Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, und im Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. Seine Werke befinden sich in privaten als auch öffentlichen Sammlungen und Lavalette ist Autor von vier preisgekrönten Monographien: „One Sun, One Shadow“ (Lavalette, 2016), „Still (Noon)“ (Ausgabe Patrick Frey, 2018), „LOST, Syracuse“ (Kris Graves Projects, 2019). und „Neue Denkmäler“ (Libraryman, 2019). Lavalettes Arbeiten wurden unter anderem von der New York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, The Telegraph, Aperture, dem Foam Magazine und Hotshoe vorgestellt. Seine redaktionelle Arbeit begleitete Geschichten in verschiedenen Publikationen, darunter The New York Times Magazine, T: Das New York Times Style Magazine, der New Yorker, das Wall Street Journal, die Financial Times, Esquire, die Bloomberg Businessweek, Curbed, das Vice Magazine, The Wire, Wallpaper, Monocle, The Guardian und ZEITmagazin. Er lebt in Werken im Bundesstaat New York.

2020
“Music in the South”, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, USA
2018
“A Survey of Color Photography”, Atrium Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, USA
2017
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Sol Mednick Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2017
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Le Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France
2017
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2017
“One Sun, One Shadow”, Burlington City Arts (BCA), Burlington, USA 

2017
“Unfamiliar Familiarities: Outside Views on Switzerland”, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland + Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland
2012
2012 “Foam Magazine Talent Exhibition”, Unseen Photo Fair, Westerpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012
“Picturing the South”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
2011
“reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today”, Aperture Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York City, USA + Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
“America Now”, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, USA
2017
Arles Author Book Award (Shortlist)
2017
FOAM Paul Huf Award (Nominee)
2015
Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson (Prix HCB), (Nominee)
2010
The Infinity Award, International Center of Photography (ICP), (Nominee)
2009
Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Still (Noon)

Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, Switzerland

One Sun, One Shadow

self-published

Exhibitions