Laura Henno

Born in 1976, lives and works in Paris.
After studying photography at the ENSAV of La Cambre, Laura Henno was introduced to cinema at the Fresnoy.

Laura Henno makes existences and plural voices that cohabit on the margins of society resonate. By focusing on isolated populations, in migratory or survival situations, she explores the creative dimension of the resistances that are revealed.
The photographer and director favors an immersive approach within the communities she follows over several years. From the Comoros archipelago to California, from Reunion Island to Rome, she develops a documentary approach that bypasses the codes of the genre, enriched by an important fictional dimension.
Laura Henno's work is eminently plastic and resolutely political, where each project sheds new light on a reality.

Winner of the 2019 Sam Prize for Contemporary Art, Laura Henno will have an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo next spring, from April 15 to September 4, 2022. The Nathalie Obadia gallery will also dedicate a solo exhibition to her in early 2022.

Laura Henno's work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, notably at the Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles, the Institut pour la Photographie de Lille, the Ryerson Image Center in Toronto, the Frac PACA, the Bleu du Ciel in Lyon, the BBB Centre d'art in Toulouse, the Centre Photographique Ile de France, and the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki ....
Laura Henno has also participated in numerous group exhibitions such as Diaspora at Home at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Nigeria, Eldorama at the Tri Postal in Lille, Persona Grata at the Mac Val and Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris, the Sharjah Biennial, and the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art in Memphis, USA.
The artist is also the winner of the Prix Découverte des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles 2007.