Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Life at the Ranch

  • Photographer
    France Leclerc

In the midst of the pandemic, I was looking for something that would remind me of what the world looked like in better times, so I ended up visiting a ranch in Central California. Life at the ranch felt remarkably normal, much time spent on horses, gathering, sorting, and moving cattle.

France Leclerc, born in Quebec, Canada, is an independent photographer who currently lives in Chicago. Her early career was in academia, but she decided to make a change to pursue her true passion for photography. The most prominent themes of her work are culture (especially disappearing ones), gender, and social inequality. She likes to describe her work as “life photography”, though her approach is a mix between documentary and street photography.