Laurent Gueneau

Laurent Gueneau was born in Tonnerre, Yonne, France in 1964. He currently lives and works in Paris. After training as a photographer at École Louis Lumière, Laurent Gueneau was curious to explore a variety of photographic methods. He worked as an assistant and studied studio technique and lighting. Les derniers Gardes-barrières, his report on the last level-crossing keepers, was published by Photomagazine. He soon realised that his interest in photography stemmed at least as much from his desire for self-discovery and relating that process as it did from his desire to discover and relate the world. A piece on livestock farmers in the Aubrac region of France led to regular collaborations with the Ministry of Agriculture. His book 26 12 1999, on landscapes after a severe storm, was accompanied by an exhibition, staged at the Centre Culturel André Malraux in Vandoeuvre, eastern France, among other venues. Today we share Laurent’s series Longchamp Racecourse, 1999.

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Longchamp Racecourse, 1999

For these photographs to be hung in the areas frequented by the public of the racecourse, I chose to see the place to rest, stop, and deserted by his players and delivered to viewers.

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To view more of Laurent’s work please his website.



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