Villes de cinéma

From Cairo to Rome, from Hollywood to Babelsberg, from Paramount to Fox, Laure Vasconi has strolled, roamed, wandered, and dreamed – always armed by her artificial limb, her camera. In more or less dormant or abandoned studios, she has observed the backstage of twentieth century dream factories, capturing the upside-down and inside-out : the unconscious cinema taking place behind the silver screen.

Merry Christmas

At Christmas time in Los Angeles, it is not only the firs that are decorated with sparkling lights but entire streets. “Merry Christmas” of Laure Vasconi, the traditional Christmas decorations that illuminate the suburbs of Los Angeles.



Villes de cinéma

SIT DOWN gallery

10.10.2015 – 07.11.2015


Merry Christmas

SIT DOWN gallery

06.12.2013 – 04.01.2014


Born in Stuttgart in 1965, Laure Vasconi lives and works in Paris.

She studied architecture at Paris-Belleville and photography at ICP (New York). She starts by assisting many photographers of the agency Magnum while carrying out her personal research. 

During the past decade, Laure Vasconi has worked with the press, including: Les Inrockuptibles, Libération, Le Monde…, as well as with institutions including: Théâtre de l’Odéon, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, L’Opéra de Paris, Comédie Française, among others; and works individually for: EMOC “Odeon Theatre” site supervision (2003-2006), the 10-years of Naïve, Carte Blanche on the “Traces of Vivaldi” in Venice, for INA “Company Portrait” (2007-2008). Concerned by the question of memory, urbanism and landscape, she is currently working on the mutation of the Grand Paris and participates in the Photographic mission FTL (France(s) Territoire Liquide) (editions Seuil) and the exhibition Paysages Français at the BNF.

She also conducts internships in schools and as part of the Arles Festival and publishes several books with Filigranes or Le Point du Jour. Her work is regularly exhibited in France and abroad:

Paris: Carrousel du Louvre, Les Frigos, l’Odeon, le TCI , le Bon Marché, la Fnac.

Provence : Gap-La Passerelle, Mulhouse-La Filature, Brest-Le Quartz, Marseille-Galerie De Visu,

Nancy-Centre André Malraux. Abroad : Barcelone-Fondation Metronom et Institut Français.



Villes de cinéma 
Villes de cinémaNovo
Laure Vasconi : Villes de cinéma, L’oeil de la photographie
Cités LumièresAir France magazine
Laure VasconiTrois Couleurs
Lumière sur les villes du ciné 

Merry Christmas 
Merry Christmas de Laura VasconiLa belle image
Une ville la nuitAir France 
Nuits de Noël et de studiosChasseurs d’images
Un Noël à Los Angeles, après le 11 septembreEurope 1
Merry Christmas Los AngelesImages Magazine
Noël, les nuits américainesLibération
Plein la vueTélérama