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Corentin Fohlen, France

2018 Sony World Photography Awards - 3rd Place, Architecture, Professional Competition

2015 Sony World Photography Awards - 2nd Place, Contemporary Issues, Professional Competition


Corentin Fohlen was born on September 27 1981 in France. While studying Art and Dawing in Belgium in 2003, Corentin discovered photography. A couple of years later, he started to work for a small photo agency, Wostok Press, and covered the political and social news in Paris. After being distributed by the agencies Gamma and Abaca Press, Corentin joined the association Fedephoto to distribute my work independently, on international news: elections in Afghanistan, earthquake in Haiti, the Red Shirt uprising in Bangkok, the Kosovo independence, conflict in North Kivu, Southern Sudan independence, Arab Spring in Egypt and Libya, the first free elections in Tunisia and Egypt, the famine in the Horn of Africa… before taking a step back, and guide his work to longer stories and a more documentary approach.


Corentin Fohlen is attached to strong, committed human stories which give an insight on a situation far from expected. Since 2012, he launched a long-term work in Haiti trying to show another image of the country, far from the clichés often associated with the island, with a reflection on the consequences of international domination. After 19 trips in the country, this work culminated in the book “HAITI”, released in January 2017, edited by Light Motiv. Multi-awarded: two World Press Photo awards, Visa D'or - Young Reporter, Sony World Photography Awards.


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