Camille Farrah Lenain

Camille Farrah Lenain

Camille Farrah Lenain is a French-Algerian documentary and portrait photographer who grew up in Paris, studied Photography at l’ESA in Brussels and at ICP in New York City (virtual). She relocated to New Orleans in 2013, where she teaches Photography at Tulane University, and works on long-term projects with a focus on intimate portraiture, exploring the notions of stereotypes, collective memory, and plural identities.

Camille is a 2024 Leica Women Foto Project Awardee.

Her clients include: The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Marshall Project, The Washington Post Magazine, T Magazine, Sierra Magazine, ELLE Magazine, The Bitter Southerner, and Libération.

Her photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Arab World Institute, Festival Incadaques, Les Boutographies, and PhotoVogue Festival. She was previously an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Camille Farrah Lenain

Made of Smokeless Fire

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

“Made Of Smokeless Fire” is an exploration of LGBTQIA+ identities within Muslim culture in France, which are often underrepresented and simply ignored. France has the largest proportion of Muslims in the Western world, estimated at 8.8% of the population, or 5.57 million people. But islamophobia is still omnipresent

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Camille Farrah Lenain

Jun 12024

Perspective is Power: Leica Women Foto Project Panel

Learn more about the projects of the 2024 Leica Women Foto Project awardees and their photographic journey.

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