Stéphane Lavoué graduated from the École Supérieure du Bois in 1998, he went to live for two years in the Brazilian Amazon, responsible for purchasing wood for a French industrial group. In 2001, he moved to Paris and abandoned woodwork for photography, after a year of training at the IRIS Center . He began a ten-year collaboration with the daily Libération. In 2010 he joined the Pasco group of portraitists , expanding his press collaborations with Le Monde, L'Obs, Télérama, La Vie, Le Figaro Mag, L'Équipe Mag, Elle, L'Express... Established for more than seven years in Finistère, he directed the series On Earth! as part of La France vue d'Ici , (Ed. La Martinière) exhibited in Paris and Sète in 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the National Photographic Commission Une jeunesse en France (CNAP – Ministry of Culture). In 2017 his first book The Kingdom was released. (Ed. 77), photographic tale in a small kingdom in the United States. In 2018, he participated in the Tribu residency in Assignan, a book of the same name was published by Filigranes. He is a photographic artist associated with the Comédie Française, He produced the official portraits of the troupe in 2015 then 2022. He was the winner of the Nièpce Prize in 2018 and a finalist for the Leica Oscar Barnack prize the same year.  In 2021, he presents two new series Gant[t] , resulting from a residency on the theme of work in Douarnenez, exhibited at the Port Musée de Douarnenez and Les Enchanteurs , inspired by the legendary Breton in the Monts d'Arrée, exhibited at the Museum of Brittany - the Champs Libres in Rennes. He is represented by the Galerie du Jour for Paris Photo 2021. In 2022, Stéphane Lavoué is the winner of the Grand National Order of the BNF Radioscopy of France crossed by Covid . He is creating a new Combloux series from a residency in Haute Savoie with the Musée de la Pente.

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