Edit exchange is a series in which two photographers select images from the various bodies of work of the other photographer and then sequence them to form a new edit. This idea comes from the photographers Kevin Thrasher and Susan Worsham. They outline some of their ideas behind the series and how they came to the idea in the introduction to Thrasher's edit of Worsham found here, and Worsham's edit of Thrasher found here.
Today we continue the series with an exchange between Shane Lavalette and Gregory Halpern. The images here are from various bodies of work by Lavalette, but have been selected and sequenced by Halpern.
Lavalette (b. 1987, Burlington, VT) is an American photographer currently living in Upstate New York. He received his BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Musée de l’Elysée, among others. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vice Magazine, The Wire, Pig Magazine, CODE and SLASH. Lavalette is the founding Publisher and Editor of Lay Flat as well as the Associate Director of Light Work.
Halpern grew up in Buffalo, New York. He makes most of his photographs there. He has a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. He currently lives in Rochester, New York where he teaches Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.