Louise Honée - We Love Where We Live
For 'We Love Where We Live' Louise Honée travels to McDowell County, West Virginia, to portray a desolate mining area that was once of the richest of America. The stragglers live in ghost towns that are becoming overgrown by the nature of the Appalachians. Everything that belongs to being young – discovery, play, dance – can also be found here. Amidst many hardships that is not self-evident. Honée photographs the resilience that comes with the place that the locals love so much.
Louise Honée’s photo series has been awarded with the prestigious Prix HSBC pour la photographie 2020, resulting in a major traveling exhibition in Paris and an environs, and a retrospective publication at Éditions Xavier Barral. The solo exhibition 'We Love Where We Live' premieres at Lauwer, accompanied by her newest photo book.