Gwenn Dubourthoumieu became interested in photography while he working in Africa for humanitarian NGOs. In 2010, Gwenn decides to pursue his commitment as photographer in Democratic Republic of the Congo. He realized documentary works on social and human rights issues, and covered news as photo correspondent for the French Press Agency (AFP) until December, 2011. In 2012, he settled down in Paris and has since worked as a freelance photographer. His work, regularly awarded, is widely published in the French and international media. His work on the socila impact of the exploitation of copper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress in the United States.

 

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AWARDS

  1. 2015 - Silver medal at the sport photography festival Sportfolio - category reportage

  2. 2014 - Fotografia Etica Short Story Award

  3. 2014 - Finalist : 57ème Bourse du Talent - category reportage

  4. 2013 - MSH Photography Fellowship Grand Prize

  5. 2013 - Sophot Prize

  6. 2013 - Finalist : 53ème Bourse du Talent - category reportage

  7. 2012 - Finalist : Photo Philanthropy Awards

  8. 2012 - Coup de Coeur de la 50ème Bourse du Talent - catégorie portrait


GRANTS

  1. 2013 - Finalist : Aftermath Project Grant

  2. 2010 - Co-lauréate with Simon Sanahujas of the “Défit Jeune” Grant from the Conseil Régional de Champagne-Ardennes for the project “On the track of Tarzan”



BOOKS


À LA POURSUITE DE DRACULA

Ed. “Les Moutons Electriques” - 2012



SUR LA PISTE DE TARZAN

Ed. “Les Moutons Electriques” - 2010



CONAN THE TEXAN

Ed. “Les Moutons Electriques” - 2008




SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  1. Maison Guerlain Champs-Élysées, Paris – 27/30 March 2014

  2. Gallery Le 29, Paris – 8 Jan. / 9 Feb. 2014

  3. Gallery IKONO, Bruxelles – 26 September/26 October 2013


JOINT EXHIBITIONS

  1. Exhibition « The Power of Photography », New-York City, 28 Feb. / 23 March 2014

  2. Exhibition « The Other Hundred » Hong-Kong (China) -  10-16 October 2013

 

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