Stephane Lagoutte (b. 1974) graduated with a visual arts degree and quickly assumed the role of documentary photographer. His camera is focused on society: Lagoutte takes great privilege in deciphering life and meeting people in their most intimate environments. His photographers are regularly published in magazines such as Le Monde 2, Libération, National Geographic.
In 2002, Lagoutte won the Fondation Hachette prize, which permitted him to start a long-term photography project in Maghreb and Mauritania. He participated in the well-known festival “Visa pour l'Image”, exhibiting a series that documented the living conditions in Île-de-France. In that same year, he also presented at “Regards sur dix nouvelles capitales Européennes” in Paris and “Transphotographiques” in Lille.
Between 2003 and 2005, Lagoutte published his photobook “Mauritanie – Lumière Noire” (Trans Photographic Press). This work has been exhibited widely throughout West Africa and made its European debut at “Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles” in 2006.
Lagoutte continues to work and exhibit all over the world, collaborating with major international cultural institutions.
Since 2009, he has been a member of MYOP photo agency.
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