Maroesjka Lavigne’s non traditional approach to landscape photography reworks the foreground, background, surface, depth, subject and setting in stunning images. They are tenderly attuned to the story of the lands in vibrant and vast landscapes, delicate veins of leaves, weathered car doors and unforgettable animal sightings. In the words of the artist: “When you take a picture in a beautiful place, you have to realize that nature isn’t the background for your photograph. Rather, you are its prop.”
Belgian photographer Maroesjka Lavigne (born 1989) gained her Masters in Photography at Ghent University in the summer of 2012. Her work has been shown internationally at the Foam Talent exhibition in Amsterdam, Galerie Hug in Paris, and Museum Saint Guislain in Ghent, Belgium, among others. She was selected for the Talent Call at Fotomuseum Amsterdam (FOAM) Netherlands 2012, and was the winner of the Emerging Talent competition of Lensculture in 2014 with the series You are More than Beautiful. In 2015 she won the Harry Penningsprijs in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and in 2016 she won first place in the Landscape Category at the Sony World Photography Awards for her series, Land of Nothingness. She currently lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.
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