After first being involved in sport and current affairs photography, Laurent Baheux later decided to devote himself solely to nature photography. In 2007, his success at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in the Creative Visions of Nature category provided the starting point for an artistic career based on animals and wildlife. For almost fifteen years, Laurent Baheux has travelled to the last remaining protected areas on Earth, providing us with a visual record of the remnants of our wild planet. He is the author of nine books and portfolios : Photographers of Nature, 2008 (Actes Sud), Terre des lions, 2009 (Altus), Africa Portfolio, 2010 (YellowKorner), D’ivoire et d’ébène, 2011 (Altus), Wild and Precious, 2013 (La Martinière), Africa, 2012 and 2014 (YellowKorner), America Portfolio (YellowKorner), The Family Album of Wild Africa, 2015 (teNeues and YellowKorner).
Laurent Baheux is also an activist for environmental organisations such as the WWF, the GoodPlanet Foundation and the Cheetah for Ever association. Since 2013, he is a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the anti-poaching initiative with images being featured in the Wild and Precious International Airport Exhibition. His photographs are exhibited in different galleries in France and abroad.
Laurent was born in 1970, in Poitiers, France. He works with NIKON reflex cameras and lenses.
Photographers of Nature, 2008, collective book of Agence bios, Actes Sud
Terre des lions, 2009, with WWF-France, Altus editions
Africa portfolio, 2010, YellowKorner editions
D’ivoire et d’ébène, 2011, Altus editions
Artbook Africa, 2012, YellowKorner editions
Wild and precious, 2013, collective book with GoodPlanet foundation, La Martinière editions
Africa, classic version, 2014, YellowKorner editions
America portfolio, 2015, YellowKorner editions
The Family Album of Wild Africa, 2015, teNeues & YellowKorner co-editions.
EBONY & IVORY
Each animal in the bush has its own personality : majesty of the lion, rough of the elephant, strong of the buffalo, grace of giraffe, esthetic of the zebra, fineness of the cheetah… Nobody can be compared.
Laurent has a particular approach : his high contrast black and white photography of Africa’s most wanted mammals set him apart from the norm of wildlife photographer. Ivory and Ebony features some of his best shots in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia… Discover african fauna like you’ve never seen it before !
Lions were born free in the wild
Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa or Botswana are some of the most famous places to observe african fauna… Discover the beginning of an amazing story between Laurent Baheux and the big mammals.