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Louis Heilbronn Yellow Field, 2017

Juxtaposing picturesque scenes of figures in the landscape with romantic symbols of rural life, these photographs question both the exhibition of the ideal in photography and the boundaries that exist within them. The images are the outcome of that pursuit as they show both the repetitive nature of the photographic act, as well as that of human behaviour. With the figures reduced to a small scale, the dramatic surroundings define their existence, questioning the uniqueness of the individual experience, while enveloped in the natural landscape that we understand to be in peril.


Louis Heilbronn is a French-American photographer born in 1988 in New York. He received a BA from Bard College in 2010 and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. He published his first book “From Flowers and More” with Editions Filigranes in 2014. He has received numerous awards, including the Lotos Foundation Award (2016), and was shortlisted for the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès Immersion Prize (2020).