A graduate of Smith College in Art History and Italian Literature, Elise Prudhomme assists fashion and architecture photographers in Florence before moving to Paris. She continues her apprenticeship in silver printing at the Maine Photographic Workshops and in Paris with Guillaume Geneste. Self-consciousness, her first photographic series in medium format black and white film is awarded at Royan and receives the Grand Prix of Riedisheim on the theme “Feminine”.
Elise participates in the creation of Francis Picabia’s catalog raisonné and directs the pop-up gallery for the visual arts of Studio Galerie B&B. She teaches contemporary art and photography to the students of Spéos Paris and Rhode Island School of Design through the organization of cultural visits in Ile-de-France.
With enthusiasm and rigor, Elise Prudhomme explores creative processes combining analog and digital photography using middle and large format cameras (4×5 view camera, Hasselblad, Rolleiflex). She realizes projects around the theme of the new picturesque. Light is her first tool and inspires the treatment of the subject whether it is an interior space, a landscape or a portrait as illustrated by her work for the French National Foundation of Parks and Gardens and the Theodore Roosevelt Association.