Join Leica Store D.C. in an intriguing showing of "Quotidian" by Alain Laboile on August 9, 2019. Laboile’s work entails the spontaneity, creativity and complicity in photography by using and optimizing the surrounding environment in visual storytelling. This self-taught photographer who only possesses one picture of his own childhood simply wished to record the passing of time with his family. Much of the inspiration behind Laboile’s collections stem from his desire to transform the transient moments of his children’s’ lives into everlasting memories that can be viewed years later.
Wrought-iron craftsman, photographer and father to six children, Alain Laboile started a family album in 2007, at the age of 39. His “La Famille” series was, at first, a private treasure. This self-taught photographer who only possesses one picture of his own childhood simply wished to record the passing of time with his family. A sculptor by training, Alain Laboile sees beyond his subjects: he gives depth to the images by highlighting a precious detail in the background revealing a treasure, a mystery, a child up in a tree.
Leica Akademie Workshop with Alain Laboile
August 10-11, 2019
Scheduled to coincide with Alain’s exhibition, the 2-day session will combine a theoretical classroom lecture with a hands-on practical workshop. Students will learn, first-hand, the stories behind Alain’s development as a photographer and the approach he has used to document his own family.
For more information or to register, visit the Leica Akademie here.
"Quotidian" by Alain Laboile
- 08/09/2019 - 08/11/2019
- Leica Store Washington DC