Larissa Leclair is an independent photography writer and curator, collector of photography and photography books, and Founder of the Indie Photobook Library www.indiephotobooklibrary.org. Her writings on photography have been published in the photo-eye Booklist, Photography Quarterly, Fraction Magazine and ArtVoices. She curated the exhibition Today’s Past: Images of Africa from 1952 to 1960 of photographs by David E. Apter at Yale University and re-appropriated the Zagourski postcard collection. She has photographed for the Chicago Field Museum and the U.S. State Department and has worked for Arena Editions, Outside Magazine, and the Santa Fe Workshops. She was a curatorial assistant for Philip Brookman with the exhibition Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change that was on view at Corcoran Gallery of Art from April 10-July 18, 2010 and most recently curated the exhibition “100 PORTRAITS.” (See Exhibitions/Events for more exhibitions.) Larissa Leclair is an Advisory Board Member for FotoWeek DC and is the Chair of its Book Committee. She is also a regular reviewer for Critical Mass.
Larissa Leclair holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters from Yale University.