Brandon Thibodeaux is a photographer and educator based in Houston, TX, who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. In addition to his assignment work and creative commissions, he explores life in the American South. He is a guest instructor with the Santa Fe Photographic and Maine Media Workshops, as well as both the Houston and Los Angeles Centers of Photography.
His project, In That Land of Perfect Day, has been featured by numerous publications including American Photo Magazine, B+W Magazine, Garden &Gun, PDN, Port Magazine, Oxford American, The New York Times Lens Blog, Time.com and The Washington Post.
His work is included in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and various private collections.
Clients & Publications
AirB&B, AT&T, Atlantic Records, ESPN, Guardian, LeMonde, FADER, Harper's, FT Weekend Magazine, Shell Oil International, Smithsonian Magazine, Match.com, Mother Jones, Monocle, New Yorker, The New York Times, Shell Oil International, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Awards & Accolades
2016 Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review Prize
2014 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, Recipient
AI AP: American Photography 30 – Selected Works
2013 Photolucida: Critical Mass Solo Exhibition Award
Photolucida: Critical Mass, Top 50
CENTER Awards: Gallerist Choice Award, 2nd Place
PDN Faces Contest: First Place
Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, Finalist
2012 Photolucida: Critical Mass, Finalist
Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward, US Winner
Oxford American: 100 Under 100, New Superstars of Southern Art