laetitia benichou

Erik & Sylvain, Un tout petit bout d’hiver, une goutte de printemps
Gelatin silver prints and C-Prints, variable dimensions
Erik & Sylvain, Un tout petit bout d’hiver, une goutte de printemps
21 x 14,8 cm, 32 pages
Self-published, limited print of 50, numbered and signed
Paris, May 2011
Cahier n°1
18,5 x 11,4 cm, 89 pages
Self-published, limited print of 100
Paris, May 2009
C-Prints, variable dimensions
Gelatin silver prints, variable dimensions
Souvenir n°12
Video, 3 min 43
Souvenir n°14
Video, 6 min 53

My work, essentially photographic, is based on the observation of those around me in their everyday life and the question of the portrait.
Capturing a moment of tension, a moment of madness or just carelessness but also the seriousness and the strange calm that one can let out or show.
Capturing the dissonances and similarities between the world of childhood and adulthood. Thus, it’s just as well their games, their casualness, their freedom and energy, as their gravity and fragility that i focus on.


Born in 1983 in Toulouse, lives and works in Paris.

After a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Toulouse Mirail, Lætitia entered the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2005 and joined the studio run by Elsa Cayo. She obtained her DNSAP with honours in 2008 for two photographic series, the outline of Cahier n°1 and her video Souvenirs. In 2009, she continued her cursus in Fine Arts with a post-graduation and participated in the Feldstärke International 09 workshop in Paris, Essen and Los Angeles and she obtained a residency of two months in Tupac, (Lima, Peru) where she continued her photographic portraits.
The exhibition Fables and fragments, a show of all the graduated students with honours in 2008, was the occasion to publish Cahier n°1, her collection of written portraits. Her second self-published book is a photo zine shown in 2011 on the occasion of the exhibition Erik & Sylvain, after a residency in the Espace III Croix-Baragnon of Toulouse, in collaboration with the Centre de Photographie of Lectoure.

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