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The Hulett Collection : Artist Spotlight : Alain Laboile


The Hulett Collection presents the work of French artist, Alain Laboile, who happened upon photography while searching for a way to document his massive sculptures created in the French countryside near his home. Within a short amount of time his lens had turned towards his six homeschooled children and their daily lives. This has resulted in an earnest and beautiful series of work created by a photography outsider, of sorts.

I’m a father of six. Through my photographic work I celebrate and document my family life: A life on the edge of the world, where intemporality and the universality of childhood meet. Day to day, I create a family album that constitues a legacy that I will pass on to my children. My work reflects our way of life, revolving around their childhood. My photographs will be the testimony of that. In a way my approach can be considered similar to the one of an ethnologist. Though my work is deeply personal, it’s also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing the viewer to enter my world and reflect on their own childhoods. Fed everyday and shared with the world via the internet, my photographic production has became a means of communication, leading to a questionning about freedom, being and having.” – Alain Laboile


The Hulett Collection
1311 E. 15th St.
Tulsa, OK 74120

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