Swiss french photographer born in May 1968 in Geneva. Spent most of the last 20 years travelling in all the regions of the globe practicing his passion, photography.
Speaks and writes in french, english, spanish, and german, plus some basics of portuguese.
Settled in Colombia after living in Bolivia for 2 years and Africa for 10.
Covers the latin american continent and the Caribbeans.
Collaborates with various press bodies. Represented by Polaris Images photo agency in New York (www.polarisimages.com).
Continues regular contacts with the humanitarian world – United Nations agencies, the Inernational Red Cross (ICRC), and various NGO’s.
Started in photojournalism aged 20 in Thailand working with the “Bangkok Post” english language newspaper. Had the chance to enter Laos and Vietnam at a time these places were of difficult access and closed to tourism.
Working regularly with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) since more than 10 years and the International Red Cross (ICRC) since 15 years, on assignment in Chechnya, Georgia, Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, Azerbaidjan, Israel, Irak, Syria, Serbia, Kosova, Albania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, RDC, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Darfur, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.
In Africa, collaborated regularly as a freelancer with photo agencies Agence France Presse (AFP), European Photo Agency (EPA), Reuters, and especially Associated Press (AP), for whom he covered the 2002 coup in Ivory Coast, and news events in Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, plus two years in Ethiopia, until the riots during the 2005 elections.
In the US - Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times. USA Today. UK - The London Times, The Guardian. The Daily Mirror. France – Le Figaro, VSD, Jeune Afrique, Libération. Switzerland – L’llustré, Le Nouveau Quotidien, Le Temps, La Liberté, L’Impartial, L’Express, Le Matin, La Presse. Norway – VG and VG Sunday. Sweden – Aftonbladet. Germany – Der Spiegel. See also the “tearsheets” section.