Portrait of Elise Prudhomme taken by Lakin Ogunbanwo in 2011.
Working with evening light and a Linhof 4x5 field camera in Normandy, France.

Working with evening light and a Linhof 4×5 field camera in Normandy, France.

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ABOUT ELISE

Born in Pennsylvania, USA in 1970, Elise Prudhomme lives and works in Paris, France.

While completing a BA in Art History and Photography at Smith College, Elise attended a year abroad in Florence, Italy and extended her residence there, assisting fashion and architecture photographers.  In 1992, Elise moved to Paris where she perfected the craft of black and white silver printing and worked on the catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia.

After a 17-year hiatus as tax associate, now a mother of three boys, Elise returned to her passion for photography in 2010. Self-consciousness, her first photographic series previously awarded in Royan in 1993, was honored again during the Grand Prix Riedisheim Réponses Photo Epson 2012 on the theme “Feminine”.  In 2013, Elise finalized an initial study on landscaped gardens. Her work entitled Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre’s was successful during ‘The Year of Le Nôtre’ with four exhibitions in Paris and Versailles.

Elise’s work questions the complexity of the relationship between man and nature through the study of our environment and reflects her explorative efforts in photography, including composition, the recording of minute details and the mastery of analog and digital printing.

Since 2012, Elise Prudhomme co-directs Studio Galerie B&B with Philippe Bachelier.  B&B is a center for analog and digital photography, offering custom development and printings services, a gallery space to rent and a photographic studio in Paris.

EDUCATION
2011 – 2012  Spéos Photographic Institute, Paris, France.
1989 – 1992  Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

AWARDS
2012 – Grand Prix Riedisheim Réponses Photo Epson, France
2012 – Juror Award of Merit, International Fine Art Photography Competition Grand Prix de la Découverte, France
1993 – Royan Photo Contest, France

PUBLICATIONS
Réponses Photo, France (February 2012; Number 239) p. 32-33

EXHIBITIONS

2016Wild Wild West. Galerie B&B, Paris, France
2015Exposed. Galerie B&B, Paris, France
Sands of Time. Nordkraft, Paris, France
2014Entre Côtes. Galerie B&B, Paris, France
2013Christmas Pudding. Galerie B&B, Paris, France
Le tien, le mien, Le Nôtre. (solo exhibition) Passage de la Geôle, Versailles, France
Le tien, le mien, Le Nôtre. Carré à la Farine, Versailles, France
Le tien, le mien, Le Nôtre. (solo exhibition) Terrasse du Bord de l’Eau, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
Le tien, le mien, Le Nôtre. (solo exhibition) Galerie B&B, Paris, France
2012Self-consciousness. International Photo Festival, Riedisheim, France
Self-consciousness. (solo exhibition) Mois de la Photo, Galerie B&B, Paris, France
1993Self-consciousness. Royan Photo Festival, Royan, France