2016 Sony World Photography Awards - Winner, Landscape, Professional Competition
Maroesjka Lavigne (b.1989, Belgium) gained her Masters in Photography at Ghent University in the summer of 2012 in Belgium. Her work has been shown internationally at the Foam Talent exhibition in Amsterdam, The Robert Mann Gallery in New York, Galerie Hug in Paris and Museum Saint Guislain in Gent, Belgium, among others. She self-published a book called ‘ísland’ in 2012 that sold out. Her latest project ‘Lost Lands’ was recently exhibited in the Robert Mann Gallery in New York. Her latest monograph book ‘Someone, Somewhere, Sometime’ contains her 4 previous projects and is copublished by Radius Books and Robert Mann Gallery
She was selected for the Talent Call at Fotomuseum Amsterdam (FOAM) Netherlands 2012 and was the winner of the Emerging Talent competition of Lensculture in 2014 with the series ‘You are More than beautiful’. In 2015 she won the Harry Penningsprijs in Eindhoven, Netherlands and in 2016 she won 1st place in the Landscape Category at the Sony World Photography Awards with her project Land of Nothingness. She is currently living and working in Ghent, Belgium.