Born and raised in France, Lacombe began her photographic career in 1975, on assignment at the Cannes Film Festival. From the beginning of her career she had privileged and rare access to the world of film, working on Alan Pakula’s All the President’s Men (1975), and Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1976). In 1985, for seven years, she became the first staff photographer for the Lincoln Center Theater. Since its first issue in 1987, she has traveled the world for Condé Nast Traveler. In 2000 Lacombe won the Eisenstaedt Award for travel photography. Lacombe’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, French Vogue, GQ, and numerous other publications. Her passions are portraits and travel.