This is a special IRIS Nights lecture presented in conjunction with the Lucie Foundation.
French photographer Brigitte left school to be an apprentice at the black & white lab of Elle’s in Paris.
In 1975, at the Cannes Film Festival, while on assignment for French Elle, she met Dustin Hoffman and Donald Sutherland where each of them respectively invited her to the film sets of Fellini's Casanova and All the President's Men. Soon after, she met Steven Spielberg who invited her to work on the set of his film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
In 1985, Lacombe became the first and only staff photographer at the Lincoln Center Theater where she remained for 7 years. Lacombe works as a special photographer on the films of Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, Michael Haneke, David Mamet, Quentin Tarantino, James Gray, Spike Jonze and several other directors.
She contributes to Vanity Fair, Acne Paper, The New Yorker, The Financial Times Magazine, WSJ magazine, The New York Times Magazine, German Vogue, Nowness, New York Magazine and many other publications.
The box office for this event opens Friday, September 28 at 12pm PT and Saturday, September 29 at 9:30am
The Annenberg Space for Photography offers live programming through our IRIS Nights lecture series, a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with presentations by exhibit featured photographers and other notable experts and guest artists. These programs give attendees unique access to the artists in the intimate setting of the Photography Space.
Please note that our lectures tend to fill up quickly. Don't be discouraged if you are unable to get tickets through our online ticketing system. The standby list for each lecture begins at 5pm on the day of the event in person at the Photography Space. About 10 minutes prior to the start of the lecture, we release any seats that have not been claimed by ticketholders to our standby guests.