Sous le ciel  

Sous le ciel

About the artist

Born May 1, 1968 near Bordeaux, Alain Laboile is an atypical photographer. In 2004, he purchased a digital camera to inventory and depict his sculptures: he started his artistic career as a sculptor working with wood, stone and metal. In childhood, he developed a passion for entomology (with its tiny subjects), hence his particular interest in macrophotography. He expanded his autodidactic skills by joining an online photography forum where he learnt much from professionals, and went on to win first prize in the Canon Les 20 ans d’Eos (2007) and Le Défi Eos (2008) competitions.

A self-taught photographer and father of six, Laboile has been photographing his children for a number of years, in the form of unprepared everyday shooting sessions. His real-life snapshots are a playful take on the unbridled everyday art-de-vivre in a timeless family. From one image to the next, the life of his endearing children, with their wheelbarrow races and fingers up their noses, is pervaded by the poetry of the moment and perpetual insouciance.

He invites us to delve into his family album and explore life on the edge of the world, expressing the timelessness and universality of childhood.

Limited edition box set, numbered and signed on the back by the artist. AD of the set by Mynameis.


Selected shows and awards


Exposition solo à la Leica Gallery, Sao Paulo.

Exposition solo au Centre Céramique de Maastricht.

Workshop à la Leica Gallery de Sao Paulo.

Workshop à la Escola de imagem à Rio de Janeiro.

Exposition à Unseen photo fair avec la Torch Gallery à Amsterdam.

Exposition solo La Tribu à la Galerie Intervalle, Paris

Workshop au Centre Culturel de Namur

Exposition collective Les Estivales Photographiques du Trégor à la galerie L'imagerie de Lannion.

Exposition solo à la Médiathèque André Labarrère à Pau

Exposition solo à La Passerelle Scène nationale de Gap


Exposition collective “Dans l’intimité des photographes” "La Famille" fait partie de la collection permanente du Musée français de la photographie, à Bièvres, dans l'Essonne

Exposition solo Kunstnetwerk Gallery Vienne septembre 2014

Exposition collective pour le FINI 2014 au Centre Culturel Universitaire “La Garza”, à Pachuca, au Mexique

Exposition solo à la Librairie Photographique Le 29, Paris

Exposition collective “I Adore Photographs” à la JIRO MIURA GALLERY, Tokyo

Exposition collective pour les VIPA

2013 à la Kunstnetzwerk gallery, en Autriche

Selected publications

2015 - Kehrer Verlag - At the Edge of the World
2014 - Zine Collection N°19 “the Family”  Bessard Editions
2012 - « En attendant le facteur »,  KnowWare éditions

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Technical information

10 original Pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Silk Baryta paper - Limited edition of 50, signed and numbered on the back by the artist. the set includes a canvas-covered, silk-screen printed box containing a biographical presentation of the artist.


16 x 22,7 cm, Edition of 50 350.00 €

By the same artist


By the same curator

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