D+TM #47 Sabine Mirlesse

What: D+TM #47
What: Beyond genre: Blurring the line between documentary and fine art photography
When: Tuesday 31st of January, 3 to 6PM
Where: Parsons Paris room 500
Who: Sabine Mirlesse

Abstract: In this talk different approaches to true stories will be presented in a fine art context. From the autobiographical to the ethnographic and historical, twists and turns in documentary image making will be looked at and discussed in their relationship to narrative and why some feel that photographs on the wall in a gallery are no longer enough.

Bio: Sabine Mirlesse holds a BA in Religious Studies and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and additionally studied for one year at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in The Netherlands. In 2010 she graduated with a MFA in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.

In her work she is drawn to mythology, ritual, imprints and traces, the individual’s relationship to landscape, and the immense power of nature.

Mirlesse’s work has been the subject of features in The British Journal of Photography, Time Magazine’s Lightbox, Interview Magazine, The New Yorker, and Le Monde’s M magazine. Additionally, she has contributed as a writer to The Paris Review, BOMB, Art in America, and Apertureconducting interviews with various artists and curators. She was nominated three times for World Press Photo’s annual Joop Swart Masterclass (2009, 2011, 2012) and was chosen as a notable emerging photographer of 2013 by The Magenta Foundation. Mirlesse has shot on assignment for The New York Times, T Magazine, Le Monde, M, Le Figaro, and the The Wall Street Journal, as well as contributed to Vogue Italia and Purple among other magazines.

Her first book, a collection of photographs and drawings made in Iceland between 2011-2013 entitled ‘As if it should have been a quarry’ was released in late 2013 with Damiani publishers and includes an introductory essay by Eduardo Cadava.

As if it should have been a quarry was recently exhibited as a solo exhibition at La Galerie Particulière in Paris and Brussels.

Mirlesse’s latest project is based in Armenia, and is entitled ‘Song of Fruit & Contention’.