Isabelle Armand is a photographer based in NYC. Her work focuses on black-and-white film portraiture and documentaries, primarily in medium formats, she created several ongoing photographic series, most notably one focusing on contemporary artists, and another portraying fellow New Yorkers. More recently, Armand memorialized, in photographs, the story of two men in rural Mississippi, who endured wrongful conviction for crimes they did not commit and were subsequently exonerated. Her book of photographs, Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project, was published in March 2018 by PowerHouse Books, and has been widely acclaimed.
Armand is currently exploring the relationship between poverty and memory loss in the Mississippi Delta. Through film and photographs, as well as collected testimonial accounts, Armand is seeking to document the extreme conditions challenging the inhabitants of this small town, whose collective memory is scarred by the murder of Emmett Till in 1955.