Régina Monfort is a French-born photographer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focusing on issues pertaining to youth, cultural identity and social stigmas has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library and the Yale Art Gallery among others. She has taught photography at CUNY La Guardia Community College and Pratt Institute and was a visiting instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the American Photography Archive Group.
Régina's passion for conveying stories through editing and sequencing images stems from her own work as a social documentary photographer. Since joining the FotoEvidence team as photo editor, she has worked with award-winning photographers in translating their long-term projects into enduring testimonies in book form.
Monfort brings her experience of several years working in the studios of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to all of her projects. She was the US based assistant to documentary film director Jean-Pierre Krief on the series Contacts co-produced by Arte and Le Centre National de la Photographie in Paris.
A fascination for the human spirit, a love of light, and a strong belief in the ability of photography to illuminate social challenges continue to pave her journey.