Lawrence Sumulong (b. 1987) is a Filipino American Photographer based in New York City with his partner, Sarah, and their two beloved cats, Oliver and Miko. He is represented by INSTITUTE in Los Angeles and London.
While contending with his father's battle with cancer and eventual passing, he got his start under the mentorship of Magnum Photos photographer, David Alan Harvey, in 2008.
His documentary work delves into issues of representation, identity, and migration in minority communities.
Invited by curator Clara Kim of the Tate Modern, his series Urban Legend showed recently at Asia's historic Gwangju Biennale in 2018.
He has forthcoming photographic work in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's 10 venue, national tour: Men of Change.
For all inquiries, please reach out to [email protected].
Features & Publications
Abe’s Penny, BBC News: In Pictures, Financial Times, Fisheye Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde’s M, le magazine du Monde, The Magenta Foundation, The New Yorker: Photo Booth, The New York Times, NPR, VICE, WIRED
Best of American Photography (AP-35) - Winner, En Foco - Fellowship Winner, Foundation of Contemporary Arts - Grantee, Lucie Foundation - Emerging Artist Award Finalist, Sony World Photography Awards - Finalist, World Press Photo Foundation - Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
The Museum of Modern Art Library (MoMA), The Brooklyn Museum Library
AT&T, British Film Institute, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, TED, The High Line, The Kingdom of Thailand, United Nations, Verizon
Exhibitions & Presentations
Men of Change | Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, United States (Forthcoming 2019)
Best of American Photography | American Photography 35, New York, NY (Forthcoming 2019)
( [ ] ) | Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, New York (2019)
Art Fair Philippines | The Link, Manila, Philippines (2019)
Gwangju Biennale | Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall and Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea (2018)
Rencontres d’Arles | Arles, France (2017)
Fotografia – Festival Internazionale di Roma: Emerging Talents | MACRO: Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy (2016)
En Foco New Works Photography Fellowship | Gulf and Western Gallery, Manhattan, New York (2016)
Open Show New York City | Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, New York (2016)
The Sony World Photography Awards | Somerset House, London, United Kingdom (2016)
Head On Photo Festival | aMBUSH Gallery: Project Space, Sydney, Australia (2016)
Traces - Contemporary Filipino Photography | Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines (2015)
Urban Legend | The Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center, Manila, Philippines (2012)
Milk Gallery Underground | Milk Gallery, Manhattan, New York (2011)
Chobi Mela VI: International Festival of Photography | Goethe-Institut Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011)