Laurent Kronental was born in 1987. He lives and works in Paris (France). Self-taught photographer, he discovers photography in China during a stay of several months in Beijing. He has been captivated by the big metropolises there and by the variety of their architectures, their inhabitants, the way they tame the space and their personal stories. He has developed from 2011 to 2015 his first artistic series, "Souvenir d'un Futur", on the elderly living in the large estates of the Paris region. The photographer intends to question us on the condition of seniors in these places in highlighting a sometimes neglected generation. He pushes forward another look on often underestimated suburban areas whose walls seem slowly get older and carry with them the memory of a modernist utopia. "Souvenir d'un Futur" was nominated and distinguished in international photographic prizes. In 2015, this series allowed Laurent Kronental to win "la Bourse du Talent" in the category landscape. He has been then exhibited at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France which has integrated his images into its photographic collection. The photographer has been selected and rewarded in 2016 to the Festival Circulations (Festival of young European photography) where he received the audience award. He was also finalist of the Lens Culture Exposure Awards in the same year. His work has been exhibited in Paris, Moscow, London, Athens, Seoul and published in numerous magazines in France and abroad including The Washington Post, The British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wired, CNN, Le Monde, L'Obs. AWARDS & GRANTS 2016 - Winner, Festival Circulations, Audience Award 2016 - Selected, Athens Photo Festival 2016 - Finalist, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 - Selected, Festival Circulations 2015 - Winner, Bourse du Talent #64 landscape / space / architecture 2015 - Finalist, Arles 2015 Photo Folio Reviews EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS Solo Exhibitions September / October 2016 - Solo show, Galerie du Carré d'Art, Rennes, France Group Exhibitions 2017 "Paysages Français, une aventure photographique", Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterrand, Paris, France Moscow International Biennale, "Fashion and style in photography", Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia. Conseil d'Architecture, d'Urbanisme et de l'Environnement des Hauts de Seine, "L'ombre de l'angle", Nanterre, France Emerging European Photography, Librairie Maupetit Actes Sud, Marseille, France 2016 Architectural Film Festival, "Vivre l'utopie", Galerie Robert Doisneau, Nancy, France Seoul Photo Festival, "Invisible City", Art Space Boan 1942, Seoul, South Korea "Cause the grass don't grow and the sky ain't blue", Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris, France Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece Photo London with LensCulture, Somerset House, United Kingdom Festival Circulations, emerging European photography Exhibition at villa Noailles, commissioned work, la villa Reine Jeanne, Hyères, France Bourse du Talent, Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterrand, Paris, France SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS Video interviews CNN LensCulture Arte Metropolis Festival Circulations and Louis & Lumière Published Washington Post National Geographic British Journal of Photography Wired The Guardian CNN Vice Creators Project Aesthetica Magazine Slate Wallpaper Port Magazine Business Insider Hot Shoe International Le Monde L'Obs Beaux Arts Magazine Suddeutsche Zeitung Der Spiegel De Morgen Zoom Magazine Lufthansa Magazine British Airways High Life Magazine Easy Jet traveler Magazine European Photography New York Style Magazine GUP Magazine So it Goes PBS News Hour D-La Repubblica Style Magazine-Corriere della Sera Lens Culture Neon Magazine D'Architectures Ideat L'Insensé Le Parisien Connaissance des Arts 6 Mois L'Oeil de la Photographie Pagina 99 M&C Saatchi Little Stories Feature Shoot It's Nice That Ignant Konbini Ilpost Fisheye Magazine Style Park Phoenix Magazine Site Magazine Arquine Artnet News Wyborcza Duzy Format Tidskriften Rum La Vanguardia Archdaily Dezeen Divisare Fubiz Huffington Post Urbanautica Kwerfeldein Roads and Kingdoms The Hundreds Retard And others COLLECTIONS Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.