Exhibit & Artist Talk - June Rendez-Vous

The Soul of the Sitter: Exhibit and Talk by Camille Farrah Lenain

  • Date: June 11, 2024
  • Exhibit: 6:00 PM
  • Talk: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans, 1519 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Join us for an evening of photography and diversity with renowned photographer Camille Farrah Lenain as she presents "The Soul of the Sitter," sharing some of her long-term projects and discussing the different approaches to the photographic portrait. During this event, enjoy the international exhibit "Sports Friendly," which features photos from around the world, plus, photos of New Orleans's very own Rougaroux Ruby team-photographed by Camille Farrah Lenain.

Exhibit: Sports Friendly: the field of diversity

“Sport Friendly: the field of diversity!” is intended to be a starting point for social commitment to tackling the problem of discrimination and violence in sport. A photographic production to promote INCLUSIVE SPORT, spotlighting inclusive sports teams that seek to redefine the classic values of sport, affirming that regardless of sexual orientation or identity, gender or physical or social condition, there is a place for everyone. Teams working for change and inclusion, in sport and in society.

+1 million spectators | Multiple exhibitions: French Embassy in Argentina, Alliances Françaises and Instituts Français networks, 3rd South American Youth Games, 2nd most important museum and 1st cultural centre in Argentina, stadiums... | Exhibitions in Spain and France (2024). International media coverage: Brazil, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France…

The project in photos : Sport Friendly – Emilien Buffard

An exhibition of this format will be held in New Orleans, featuring 15 photographs and 15 testimonials from around the world. 

To find out more about the artist Emilien BUFFARD:

  • Web: https://emilienbuffard.com/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilien_buffard/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilien.buffard/
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilienbuffard/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilienBuffard 

Speaker: Camille Farrah Lenain

A French-Algerian documentary and portrait photographer, will delve into her unique approach to portrait photography, challenging societal preconceptions and exploring themes of stereotypes, collective memory, and plural identities.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the profound work of Camille Farrah Lenain and gain insights into the art of photographic portraiture. This event promises to be an enlightening experience for art enthusiasts and the community alike.

About Camille Farrah Lenain:

  • Background: Grew up in Paris, studied Photography at l’ESA in Brussels and at ICP in New York City.
  • Relocation: Moved to New Orleans in 2013.
  • Notable Work: Featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Garden and Gun, Burnaway, ELLE Magazine, The Bitter Southerner, Libération, and more.
  • Accolades: 2024 USA winner of the Leica Women Foto Prize.
  • Exhibitions: Her work has been showcased internationally, including at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Arab World Institute, Festival Incadaques, Photoville, and PhotoVogue Festival.
  • Residency: Former Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center.

Discover more about Camille Farrah Lenain:

Admission is free, but registration is requested.

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Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm



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