Shane Lavalette’s recent projects address the history and cultural landscapes of various places, including the New England area, the Burren landscape in Western Ireland, Krishna devotees in the Indian village of Vrindavan, and most recently various parts of the South.
Lavalette currently lives and works in Somerville, MA. He received his BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including national and international exhibitions at Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Chelsea Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Musée de l’Elysée, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art to create a new body of work as part of the Picturing the South series, from which a selection of photographs will be exhibited in 2012. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vice Magazine, Pig Magazine and SLASH. Lavalette is the founding Publisher and Editor of Lay Flat, as well as the Associate Director of Light Work.