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Born – Canada
Laurence Philomene is a non-binary artist from Montreal, Canada. They create colourful photographs that centre queer and trans experiences, often through long-form and autobiographical projects.
Their work is informed by their lived experiences as a chronically ill, non-binary transgender artist coming of age amid the rise of social media. Gaining an interest in image-making in their teenage years, they have since used photography as space to both experiment with, and document identity as it comes to be expressed through gender.
Philomene's practice celebrates trans existence and studies identity as a space in constant flux via high-saturated, cinematic, vulnerable images. Through a process of mutual [and self] care, their photographs humanize identities that have been historically marginalized, and act as a love letter to their community.
Philomene has created commissioned work in their signature style for Apple, Netflix, BEATS, Converse, VSCO, AirBnb, and more.They were named as part of Adweek’s creative 100 list in 2018, presented their work at the 2019 Cannes Lyons festival, and served as a judge for the 2019 Getty Images Creative Bursary.