PHOTO LONDON x METRO: Karine Laval at Crane Kalman Gallery

02.05.2018

With Photo London 2018 just around the corner, we look at the photography and artists to visit at these years fair and satellite events.

THE WORK

‘Black Palms’ by Karine Laval

One of the highlights for us last year was working with   Crane Kalman Gallery again and producing these bespoke grey floating box-frames for Karine Laval’s ‘Black Palms’ prints.

THE ARTIST

Born in Paris, Karine Laval currently lives and works in New York. Educated at the University of La Sorbonne and the University of ASSAS in Paris, she studied communication and journalism, and completed her education with photography and design courses at Cooper Union, SVA and the New School of New York.

Since the beginning of her career, Laval has alternated agency and magazine commissions and publications (Here is New York 2002) with an artistic practice, that combines portraiture of personalities from the cultural world with images of geographical locations (France, Norway, Portugal, Cuba) and visual narratives.

Her photographs are notably spontaneous and reminiscent of the photographs of masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson or William Eggleston, with whom she shares a similar use of colour as an expressive tool.

THE GALLERY

Crane Kalman Brighton has been established to provide an affordable introduction for anyone interested to buy, and possibly, collect photography. Crane Kalman Brighton sells a wide range of work from the best young local talent to some of contemporary photography’s leading lights.

Visit Crane Kalman at Photo London 2018 and see some of Karine’s latest works on show.