Laura Bonnefous is a photographer. She lives and works in Paris. Laura studied for five years at the Beaux Arts in Paris, a year at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and at the Ecole des Gobelins in photography. Her photography focuses on the spaces she encounters and those she recreates in a studio. It is a sculpture-like practice of photography she proposes, through personal or commissioned work.
Inspired by the relationship that men has with the spaces and shapes that form our contemporary landscape, she recreates her own personal and metaphorical space. The images she creates lead us into a world where the shapes make the characters move, where mythologies are reversed. Her work is inspired by sculpture and performance. Dehumanized as well as melancholic, her images create a kind of archeology of the future.
She participates in exhibitions, residencies and competitions in France and abroad. She has been for example at the 104 in Paris, the Cité Internationale des Arts and the Rencontres photographiques d’Arles for the past two years, as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok. Moreover she presented her images at the gallery Le White and was nominated among the 12 finalists for the Bourse du talent mode in 2014, and was amongst the 9 finalists of the Picto price. This year she wins the Bourse du talent mode #63.