Régina Monfort is a French-born photographer and editor living in New York City. Her photographs has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad and held in permanent collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Library of Congress and the Yale Art Gallery.
As a photo editor for FotoEvidence, she has worked on a number of books, among them: Daniella Zalcman’s Signs of Your Identity, Marcus Bleasdale’s The Unravelling, and Tanya Habjouqa‘s Occupied Pleasures. Her independent projects include Andrew Lichtenstein’s Mark, Unmarked, Remembered (West Virginia University Press) and Richard Sandler’s The Eyes of the City (powerHouse Books).
Monfort brings her formal experience working with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to her personal endeavors. From 1997 to 2002, 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. 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.
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.