Graduate of Smith College in Art History and Italian Literature, Elise 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: 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 (4x5 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.

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Education : Smith College, Northampton, MA 1988 - 1992.
Diploma :
Bachelor of Arts, Art History,  Minor Photography & Italian Literature, 1992.

2018

Solo exhibition Lieux-dits at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.

2017

Solo exhibition Exposed during the Mois de la Photo OFF at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.

2016

Group exhibition A Little Further West at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.

2015

Solo exhibition Exposed at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.
Solo exhibition Sands of Time during the Rencontres Photographiques 10ème, Nordkraft, Paris.

2014

Groupe exhibition Entre Côtes at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.

2013

Group exhibition Christmas Pudding at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.
Solo exhibition Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre’s in the Passage de la Geôle, Versailles.
Group exhibition Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre’s at the Carré à la Farine, Versailles.
Solo exhibition Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre’s during Artists in the Street, Place du Marché Notre-Dame, Versailles.
Solo exhibition Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre’s in the Tuileries Garden - Terrasse au bord de l'eau, Paris.
Conference : Photographic Walks in a Contemporary Wasteland by Céline Omer at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
Solo exhibition Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre’s, Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.

2012

Graduated with Honors from Spéos Photographic Institute, Paris. 2011 - 2012.
Assumes the Direction of Studio Galerie B&B - Art Gallery, Photo Studio and Digital/Analog lab, Paris.
Solo exhibition Self-consciousness during the Mois de la Photo OFF at Studio Galerie B&B, Paris.
Juror Award of Merit - International Fine Art Photography Competition: Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris.
Grand Prize Winner Réponses Photo - Epson - Riedisheim 2012 for the series Self-consciousness, exhibition at the 25th International Photo Festival, Riedisheim.

2010 - 2011

Graduate of Centre Jean Verdier, Cycle 3 - Studio Photography, Paris.

2000 - 2010

Extensive personal work in digital and analog photography, Paris.

1995 - 1998

Black and White Darkroom Printer for private clientèle, Paris.

1993 - 1995

Director's Assistant to Olga Picabia for the Catalogue Raisonnée of Francis Picabia, Paris.

1993

Coordinator, Bologna Photographic Workshops, Italy.
Prize Winner Royan 1993 : Self-consciousness. Exhibition at the Royan Photo Festival.

1992

Intern, Master Printer Guillaume Geneste, Paris.
Intern, Maine Photographic Workshops, USA.

1991

Studio assistant to Alberto Petra, Florence, Italy.

Publications

The Theodore Roosevelt Association's Fundraising Dinner in San Diego, California on June 18, 2017 and Participation in the USS Theodore Roosevelt Friends and Family Day Cruise on June 19, 2017: A Photo Album, USA, Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Volume XXXVIII, N° 1,2,3, Winter-Spring-Summer 2017 p. 30-60.

Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre's, France Revisited [Electronic version], June 1, 2013, http://francerevisited.com/2013/06/celebrating-le-notre-an-american-photographer-explores-the-tuileries-garden/

Yours, Mine, Le Nôtre's: An American Photographer examines the Garden of Versailles, France Revisited [Electronic version], August 16, 2013, http://francerevisited.com/2013/08/yours-mine-le-notres-an-american-photographer-examines-the-garden-of-versailles/

Press

Feminine, Grand Prize Winner RP - Epson - Riedisheim, Réponses Photo, February 2012, N°239, p. 32-33.