Brandon Thibodeaux (b. 1981) was raised in Beaumont, Texas. His photography career began at a small daily newspaper in southeast Texas while studying photography at Lamar University under Keith Carter. He now resides in Dallas, TX, where he freelances for clients like, Fader Magazine, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Monocle, The New York Times, and Shell Oil International, among others.
He is a member of the New York based photography collective MJR. His work has been recognized by American Photo Magazine, PDN, and The Oxford American lists him as one of their 100 Under 100, New Superstars of Southern Art 2012. His work in the Mississippi Delta was awarded Center's Gallerist Choice Award 2013, Critical Mass Solo Show Award 2014, The 2014 Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography Grant and placed as a finalist in the 2014 LensCulture Exposure Awards.
“For me, photography is about building relationships and telling stories. My personal work has always had a sprinkling of self discovery mixed within documentary pursuits. I think that’s why I’m so enticed by portraiture, and long form narratives that allow me the time to develop an intimacy with the people that I’m photographing. I tend to leave behind as much as I take away.”