Léa Habourdin was born in northern France in 1985. She studied printmaking at the Estienne School of Graphic Art and Crafts in Paris, followed by photography at the National Superior School of Photography in Arles. She observes the human condition through the prism of a scientific approach blended with observation of the intimate.
In 2011, her series “Cahier de doléances”, exhibited during the Rencontres d’Arles, was awarded the Jury Prize at Boutographies and the Bourse du talent at the BnF. Her work was subsequently presented in various photography festivals such as Phnom Penh and Kaunas (Lithuania) and exhibited by the galleries Le Magasin de jouet (Arles), AK* (Luxembourg) and Immix (Paris). In 2013, “Preuves Objectives 1: Notes sur l’attraction” was presented for the first time in China during an exhibition at the Lianzhou Festival. 2014 kicked off with an article in Artpress, a solo exhibition at the gallery EXP12 in Berlin, her nomination as Carte Blanche PMU award winner in tandem with Thibault Brunet, and Jury Prize at the Maison Blanche Festival in Marseille. The first few months of 2015 included an exhibition opening at Le BAL, a Filigranes publication and the launch of her first monograph, “Les Chiens de fusils”, published with the Maison Blanche photography festival and Le Bec en l’air editions. She self-published an artist’s book “and everything becomes nothing again” in 2016 and “survivalists” with Fuego Books editions in 2017.