Shane Lavalette

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Shane Lavalette
Born 1987 (age 29–30)
Burlington, Vermont, US
Nationality American
Occupation Photographer, Artist, Publisher

Shane Lavalette (born 1987 in Burlington, Vermont) is an American photographer.

Life and work[edit]

Lavalette studied photography at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he received a BFA in 2009.[1]

In 2010, Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to contribute to their Picturing the South series,[2] His work was exhibited there in 2012 and received media coverage from CNN,[3] Time,[4] NPR,[5] and The New York Times.[6] His book One Sun, One Shadow is an extension of this body of work.

In 2011, Lavalette was hired as the associate director of Light Work, a non-profit photography organization in Syracuse, New York. He was appointed director two years later, in 2013.[7] At Light Work, Lavalette oversees the organization's Artist-in-Residence Program, exhibitions, and publication of Contact Sheet, a photography journal.[8]


Publication by Lavalette[edit]

  • One Sun One Shadow. Self-published, 2016. With a text by Tim Davis. Edition of 1500 copies.

Publications with contribution by Lavalette[edit]



  1. ^ "SMFA Boston". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  2. ^ "High Commissions Three New Photographers for "Picturing the South" Series". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Photographer captures sounds of the South – CNN Photos - Blogs". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  4. ^ iPad iPhone Android TIME TV Populist The Page (2012-06-08). "Shane Lavalette: Musical Heritage in the New South - LightBox". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  5. ^ O'Neill, Claire (2012-06-22). "How Would You 'Picture The South'? : The Picture Show". NPR. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  6. ^ Kino, Carol (June 21, 2012). "The South From Many Angles". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Light Work Moves Forward". Light Work. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Gregory Eddi Jones · Jun 06, 2013 (2013-06-06). "Interview with Shane Lavalette, The New Director of Light Work". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  9. ^ "2009 Karsh Prize Winners Announced". 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  10. ^ "Griffin Museum 8th Annual Focus Awards 10-19-2013". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 

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