WTFIRGO — Robert LeBlanc

Robert LeBlanc is an art and documentary photographer. His work is marked by uncommon intensity and immediacy, the product of a career spent documenting subcultures, rappers and the raw corners of the world from a position of extreme closeness.

His projects are often the result of years worth of trust-building, and he has built a practice of finding and gaining intimate access to undiscovered and revelatory slices of life that speak with great power to a world in upheaval. He has documented hotshot firefighters, hurricane survivors, Pentecostal snake handlers, and the American sideshow scene . As a photojournalist, he has captured images of the extreme-right Bikers for Trump and the Proud Boys, part of a project the Sunday Long Read called a “tour de force.”

His book Unlawful Conduct, which pre-sold out in 8 countries, has been carried in leading art bookstores around the world including MoMA PS1 and the Frye Art Museum. His latest book, A New America is a panoramic exploration of daily life and the wild fringes of a country in uncommon times, seen by a photographer with an uncommon lens.

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