about

Lea Banchereau is a French/German photographer and videographer based in NYC.

She focuses on 35mm and medium format film photography and shoots short films as social commentaries.

Her work was published in Vogue, L'Officiel, Byrdie, and more. 

Selected works were on view in galleries in Rome, Mamaroneck, and New York City.

Her short film 'Le Vice' has been nominated for the 10th Annual Queens World Film Festival,

the 2020 New York New Filmmakers Festival, as well as the 2020 New York World Film Festival,

and won the 2020 International Women's Film Festival (IWFF)

artist statement

'I like to think of my work as going back to the very origins of photography. The literal meaning of the word photography is “drawing with light”, and in most of my photos, my subject is just that - the light. I shoot everything on film and love exploring the relationship between light and shadow.

 

In my work, light and shadow are two opposing forces that, when combined, create a setting where the viewer can choose which of the two forces best represents their current state of mind.'