Biography



Philippe has been a photo journalist since 1997 and is based in Paris.

He worked in Afghanistan, Irak, Lebanon, Gaza, Israël, Syria, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Haïti, RCA, Tchad, Ivory Coast, Mali, Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, U.S.A...

Philippe was born in 1972. After cinematographic studies, he went to live in Cameroon in 1994 to serve during his military time. Back in France in 1996, he then becomes a freelance photographer for press magazines. In 2000, he begins his collaboration for the french daily newspaper Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France, where he is today international reporter. This last 15 years, he covered the main conflicts in Africa or in the Middle East, sharing his time between news reporting and portraits.

His work was rewarded in 2012 with an "Award of Excellence" by the price Pictures Of the Year in the USA to cover the fall of Tripoli and awarded the "Best of Photojournalism" 2012. « Grand prix des quotidiens nationaux » in 2011 for his report in the tunnels of Gaza. Screened several times at photojournalism festival Visa pour l'Image, particularly for his work on the wounded French soldiers killed in Afghanistan, summarized in a book entitled « pour la France…", published in 2013, acquisition of photographic collections « musée de l'Armée » in Paris.

• Awards

Pictures Of the Year international (POYi) Award of Excellence - 2012 (USA).
The Best Of Photojournalism 2012 from the National Press Photographers' Association - 2nd Place International News 2012.
Nominee at the 7th Annual Black & White Spider Awards in Photojournalism.
Grand prix des quotidiens nationaux, 2011 (France), "dans les tunnels de Gaza."
Prix Canon / Sosno  "la révolte des moujahidins du peuple iraniens" Nov. 2003.
• Exhibitions

. "Blessés de guerre" / 2015 / Institut National des Invalides, exposition dans les Douves / Paris.
. "Blessés de guerre" mai/juin 2014 / Théâtre Jean Arp (Clamart). Exposition organisée dans le cadre du projet « Plus forte la vie » en complicité avec l’Hopital d’instruction des Armées de Percy.
. Shortlisted for the New York Photo Festival. Exhibition / May 16-20.
. Scoop festival, "Printemps arabe, Tunisie, Egypte, Libye", dec. 2011.
. Projection Visa pour l'image festival: "Arab spring, a look back on the revolutions", campo santo, Perpignan, sept. 2, 2011.
. Projections: "Gaza 2010 Blokade" & "Haïti earthquake" at Visa pour l'image festival - Campo santo, Perpignan (France). sept. 2, 2010.
. Exhibition: "Haïti, 3 months later" - Visa pour l'image «Presse quotidienne». Perpignan (France), sept. 2010. 
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