Laurent Elie Badessi

Laurent Elie Badessi was born into a family of photographers and continues four generations of photographic practice. Starting his career in his native France, Badessi spent time working abroad before relocating to the United States in the 1990s. His early life in the darkroom made Badessi particularly skilled at traditional printing. Badessi is fascinated by the connection of the photographer and the subject, basing his M.A. thesis on this relationship and focusing his career on photographing the human figure.

My photographs are rarely spontaneous. Everything has a reason for being there.
Laurent Elie Badessi

Framed photographs taken by Laurent in his studio.

Badessi has received several prestigious awards, including a grant from the French Department of Cultural Affairs for his Paris show “Métamorphoses.”

In the studio where the magic happens.


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