I feel less danger photographing wild animals than living with civilized people
French photographer born in 1970, Laurent Baheux is part of the tradition of humanists to realize his black and white images of nature and wildlife.
Like his elders who roamed the streets to photograph the lives of people, Laurent Baheux travels wilderness to photograph the life of animals.
No cage or enclosure ; subjects are then individuals who express in the present moment all the strength of their' freedom, all the beauty of their personality and all the tenderness of their life in community.
Praised for their aesthetic strength and authenticity, Laurent's b & w photos are the subject of books, publications, exhibitions, conferences and are distributed in galleries in France and abroad.
Work with SONY ALPHA cameras & SONY G MASTER lenses.
For more infos, take a look on Videos where some interviews are published.
In 2013, Laurent is a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the anti-poaching initiative with images being featured in the "Wild and Precious" International Airport Exhibition. Since then, he has actively advocated and supported (cash or artistic donations) several organizations for the animals and the wild habitat protection:
ASPAS (Animals Welfare Association): https://www.aspas-nature.org/
Groin Groin: http://www.groingroin.org
CRAC Europe: https://www.anticorrida.com
Elephant Haven (European sanctuary for elephants): https://www.elephanthaven.com
GoodPlanet fondation: https://www.goodplanet.org
Jane Goodall Institute: https://janegoodall.fr
One Voice: https://one-voice.fr
French society of zoosemiotics: http://societefrancaisedezoosemiotique.fr
What the Festival, Anymal World (Rémi Gaillard): https://www.facebook.com/anymalworld
WWF France: https://www.wwf.fr
Photographers of Nature, 2008, collective book, Actes Sud
Terre des lions, 2009, with WWF-France, Altus
Africa portfolio #1, 2010, YellowKorner
D’ivoire et d’ébène, 2011, Altus
Africa/ Artbook, 2012, YellowKorner
Wild and precious, 2013, collective book with GoodPlanet foundation, La Martinière
Africa, classic version, 2014, YellowKorner
America portfolio #27, 2015, YellowKorner
The Family Album of Wild Africa, 2015, teNeues & YellowKorner
The Family Album of Wild Africa/ Collector edition, 2016, teNeues & YellowKorner
The Family Album of Wild Africa/ Small edition, 2017, teNeues
Ice is Black, 2017, teneues
Animalité, 2018, Atlande
Lions, 2019, teNeues
Elephant, 2021, Hemeria
Trees, 2022, collective book with Reporters without borders
SFR Jeunes Talents, SFR competition 2007 (Arles, France)
Specially commended mention, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 (London, England)
Coup de cœur 2007, Bourse du Talent #32, Portrait category (France)
Biodiversity distinction from WWF-France, 1st Environmental Image Festival 2009 (Paris, France)
Nominated, Night of the book 2010 (Paris, France)
First price Coffee table book, Chapitre Nature Festival 2010 (Le Blanc, France)
CLIC CLAC photo Award, International Festival of Ornithological Film 2014 (Ménigoute, France)
Winner, Portfolio Contest #106, Black & White Magazine 2014 (USA)
Honorable Mention, number #23, image "Lion in the Grass", Adore Noir Magazine 2014 (Canada)
Honorable Mention, photo "Lion in the Grass", Memorial María Luisa International Mountain, Nature and Adventure Photo Contest 2015 (Spain)
Honorable Mention, photo "Dust Explosion", Black & White Spider Awards 2015 (USA)
Nominated, German photobook awards 2015 (Germany)
Honorable Mention, “Family Album of Wild Africa” series, Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 (Russia)
Honorable Mention, photo "Face-to-face with a lion", Black & White Spider Awards 2016 (USA)