Isabelle Armand worked with fashion photographers in her native Paris before permanently relocating to New York City in the 1980’s. In the years that followed, she continued to work with a variety of fashion photographers. At that time, she began to experiment with photography and to develop her skills as a photographer in her own right.
Eventually, Armand’s predilection for art drew her away from the fashion industry. She assumed the position of U.S. editor for the French magazine Connaissance des Arts, in whose pages her own photographic portraits of contemporary artists, such as James Turrell appeared.
After a productive stint as editor, Armand devoted herself to a full-time career in freelance photography. Concentrating on black-and-white film portraiture and documentaries, primarily in a 6 x 7 medium format, she created several ongoing photographic series, most notably one focusing on contemporary artists, and another portraying the residents of Harlem in New York City. Recently, Armand has been memorializing, in photographs, the story of two men in rural Mississippi, who endured wrongful conviction for crimes they did not commit and were subsequently exonerated.
Armand’s highly original works can be found not only in private collections, but also in museum collections, and have been exhibited in the United States. In addition, they have been featured both in national and international publications.
Collections- Brooklyn Museum- Akron Art Museum- Private Collections in US, Great Britain and France
Press-Connaissance des Arts- Vogue Brazil- Acne Paper- The Eye of Photography – Slate- Everyday Incarceration - Innocence Project News- Lifeforce Magazine- The Clarion-Ledger- New York Times- Daily Beast- Issue Magazine- The Economist.
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