Philippe de Poulpiquet has been a photographer since 1997, he is based in Paris.
After cinematographic studies, Philippe 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 magazine. 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 20 years, he covered the main conflicts in Africa or in the Middle East, sharing his time between news reporting and personnal projects.
His work is part of the collections of the Musée de l'Armée in Paris, awarded by the POYi (Picture of the Year International) in the USA and screened several times at the Visa pour l'Image international photojournalism festival in Perpignan (France).
He is the author of two books, "Afghanistan, la guerre après" or "Pour la France ..." in 2010, and "Invalides. Mémoires de guerre" in 2021, a work which is today part of the collections of the National Museums and was exhibited at the Musée de l'Armée in Paris in 2021.
His work was rewarded in 2019 with « Sergent Sébastien Vermeille award » by french « Armée de Terre », in 2012 with an « Award of Excellence » by the price Pictures Of the Year in the USA, awarded by 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 international 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 & Grants
2019 : Prix de l'Armée de Terre « Sergent Sébastien Vermeille » pour "Invalides, mémoires de guerres". France.
2012 : « Award of Excellence » du prix Pictures of the Year "The fall of Tripoli". USA.
2012 : « Best of Photojournalism », "The fall of Tripoli", USA.
2011 : « Grand prix des quotidiens nationaux » pour « Les tunnels de Gaza ».
2003 : Prix Sosno-Canon "la révolte des moujahidins du peuple iranien" Nov. 2003.
1994 : Grand prix du festival du film 9.5 d'Albi pour le documentaire "Le peuple San du Kalahari" 26 min.