Shane Lavalette

1987 · United States

Artist biography

Shane Lavalette 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

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