Lens based Media Artist / Lens based Media Artist
Born in Antanarivo, the third generation of a French family all born in Madagascar. Studied Economics and International Politics at Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York. For twenty years, he has reported on conflict, social and environmental issues. Part of a team who were the first to cover the Darfur crisis from inside Sudan for The New York Times and reported in depth on the sexual abuse committed against children in Congo by United Nations peacekeepers. Recipient of a PDN award, the POPCAP12 for African contemporary photography, a grant from the Pulitzer centre for crisis reporting and nominated three times for the Pictet prize. Author of five monographs, including; “Mosquito Coast, travels from Maputo to Mogadishu”. Contributor to Vanity Fair magazine, covering a range of stories, including the conflict in northern Uganda with the late Christopher Hitchens, the murder of conservationist Joan Root in Kenya, the Paris fashion weeks and “Agony and Ivory” on the African elephants and the ivory trade.