Dominique Laugé was born in La Rochelle in 1958 and studied literature at the University of Bordeaux. Between 1982 and 1984 he followed courses at the Brooks Institute of photography in Santa Barbara, California. It was there that he also studied the Zone system under Bob Werling and Ansel Adams.
From 1985 onwards he worked as professional photographer first in Geneva and then in Milan where he stayed until 2005, when he returned to France. Today he works on editorial projects dealing with landscape, and still life. He lives between, Paris, Gaillac and Milan.
During his career he received many prizes, amongst which were the Epica prize (1990), the Art Directors club Italian Prize for several campaigns, (1991-93), the Kodak European Gold Award for Portrait Photography (1995, 1996) and the Prix Mediastar (2005).