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Baptiste Lignel


Adjunct Faculty

Born in 1974, Baptiste Lignel started photographing at age 14. After studying History for two years in Paris, he moved to New York and studied at Parsons School of Design where he got a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honors, as a photography major. He studied with Ben Fernandez, Arlene Colleens, Charles Harbutt, and Vincent Cianni. He interned with Magnum photographer Susan Meseilas who has been a major influence in the evolution of his understanding of photography over the years.

Back in France, he was an Art Director for an advertising agency (Ogilvy) for a few years, before dedicating himself solely to photography. He then co-founded the photography cooperative Otra Vista in 2000, a toolbox used to publish prints and photo books. He focuses on social documentaries, and his personal projects often span several years and can end up in the form of books. He has published seven monograph photobooks, starting with Coney Island –with a text by Sophie & Bruce Gilden-, which got the Interim Award at the New York Photo Festival in 2010, ending with Sauvage –with a text by Gilles Clément- published by Trans Photographic Press in 2021. 

1997 – Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from Parson’s School of Design, New York

Press (selection): New York Times, NBC News, Le Figaro Magazine, Elle, Grazia, Marie- Claire, L’Express, Le Nouvel Obs, La Vie, Le Monde Magazine, Science & Vie, L’œil, Beaux Arts Mag, Omnivore.
Advertising (selection): Lalique, Ogilvy, Clarins, Atelier Marge Design, Dream On, Reed Business, GL Events. 

Residencies & Awards
2021 – Artist residency Transat, with the Ateliers Médicis.
2018-2019 – Artist residency for the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature.
2010 –
Interim Award at the New York Photo Festival, for the bool Coney Island.
2006 – Honorary award from the City of Paris for the project “Down & Integrated”.