Laurent Hou is a professional French photographer based in Casablanca, Morocco. He opened his own company "Laurent Hou Photo" and is available for different kinds of assignements: fashion, portraits, events, editorial and documentary projects, concert and dance photography.
Before coming to Morocco, he spent more than six years in Beijing, China.
When he is not working for his clients, Laurent Hou enjoys experimenting with different approaches fir his personal projects: street photography, creative portraiture and collaborations with other artists.
French embassy in China, Chile embassy in China, Chaumet (VIP event in Beijing), Julie Cherrier (soprano soloist), China France Foundation, Artron, Eclat Hotel Beijing, Aman Hotel Beijing, Kempinsky Hotel Beijing, Club France Athlétisme...
2016-2017: Photographer for ESMOD Beijing (also in charge of partnerships)
2015-2016: Main photographer for China Pictorial (English version, 50 000 magazines printed, monthly).
2014: official photographer of the French Embassy for Croisements festival and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. Exhibition in the French embassy Exhibition in the French Institute of Beijing Exhibition in Haikou (Haikou International Youth Experimental Arts Festival).
2013: First commissioned jobs and publications in magazines (The Beijinger).
Exhibitions and festivals:
2017, October: "Staged", collective exhibition at 1933, Shanghai, with HuArts magazine.
2017, July: "DDC, 3 years", individual retrospective exhibition at DDC, Beijing.
2017, June: "Awareness", individual art exhibition at 27 courtyard, Beijing.
2017, May: Exhibition of the series "Sun of Seoul" at Tekesi photography festival in Xinjiang, China.
2017, April: Collective exhibition "Legal Aliens" with the series "Urban Alienation" at Yanhuang Museum, Beijing.
2017, February: First place at PDN's "Ultimate Music Moment" Contest in the "Crowd" professional category, with a series about Chinese metalheads at Strawberry Festival 2016.
2016, October: Projection of a series of Beijing street pictures and talk during Beijing Design Week, with Eyes on China Project.
2016, September: Attendance to the “Shanghai through the Lens of International Photographers” project.Photographers in the project included Nick Ut and Neal Ulevich (both Pulitzer Prize winners).
2016, August: Laurent Hou becomes a member of Eyes on China Project, an instagram project bringing 37 excellentChinese and foreign photographers who focus on China. The project has more than 44,000 followers.
2016, August: Lens Culture published a series of his pictures shot in Beijing.
2015, May: Attendance to the “Guangdong in the Eyes of European Photographers” project, withexhibitions in Germany (Munich) and Italy (World Expo in Milan and Roma).
2015, February: Second prize winner of the photo contest “Chinese new year, just share it” with a series“Beijingers Celebrate Chinese New year”.
Portrait, fashion, event, wedding, architecture, editorial, documentary, concert, dance... I am available for different kinds of assignments. Get in touch with me using my contact form or send me an email to [email protected] to discuss rates, scheduling and more. I can also sell fine art prints.
I speak French, English and Chinese. I can send my CV and references in these 3 languages.
N'hésitez pas à me contacter en français. Mon CV et mes références sont disponibles dans cette langue.
You can also contact me for artistic collaborations, exhibitions and festivals.