mathias depardon

Mathias Depardon was raised between France, Belgium and the USA. After studying communication and journalism in Brussels, Mathias briefly joined the Belgian national newspaper Le Soir before devoting himself to reportage and feature work. His immersive process and slower approach to journalism allow for comprehensive bodies of work that reveal and frame important social, economic and political issues in territories under tension where he question the idea of identity and territory. Through series of portraits and landscapes, Mathias Depardon probe a Turkey torn between modernization and the reminiscence of the ottoman values evoking the notion of Pan-Turkism in the neighboring countries.

In 2018 he is the finalist of the Grand Prix de la Photographie Documentaire in Sète and the recipient of the CNAP Grant (Centre National des ArtsPlastiques, Paris) for Contemporary Documentary Photography. During the 49th edition of Les Rencontres d'Arles, he exhibited as part of 'A Pillar of Smoke' - a look at Turkey’s contemporary photography scene.

Exhibitions have included the Bibliothèque nationale de France and more recently the Musée des Archives nationales in Paris for his solo exhibition TransAnatolia (2017). He's work is published and commissioned regularly by leading international periodicals including National Geographic, M Le Magazine du Monde , The Sunday Times Magazine along with photographic periodicals such as The British Journal of Photography, European Photography Magazine and PDN Magazine among others.



Solo+Group Exhibitions


2019 - Photaumnales. Tales from the Land in Between. Groupshow. Beauvais, France

2019- ImageSingulières. Tales From the Land in Between. Solo Exhibition. Sète, France

2018- Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival. Une Colonne de Fumée. Group show. Xiamen, China

2018 - Thessaloniki Photo Biennale. Iron Earth, Copper Sky. Group Show. Thessaloniki, Greece

2018 - Les Rencontres d'Arles. Une Colonne de Fumée. Group show. Arles, France

2017 - Musée des Archives nationales. TransAnatolia. Solo Exhibition. Paris, France

2017 - Rule-Breakers The Exhibition. GoldRivers. Group Show. London, England

2017 - Les Rencontres d’Arles. Projection of Gold Rivers. Arles, France

2017 - Just Another Photo Festival. The WildWest. Varanasi, India

2017 - Tbilisi Photo Festival. Gold Rivers. Tbilisi, Georgia

2016 - Tianshui Photography Biennale. Postcards of The Black Sea. Tianshui, China

2015 - Foto Istanbul Festival. Postcards of The Black Sea. Istanbul, Turkey

2015 - Institut Français d’Istanbul. Postcards of The Black Sea. Istanbul, Turkey

2014 - Transcontinent/Obscura Photo Festival. Postcards of The Black Sea. Penang, Malaysia

2013 - Mahal Cultural Center. Beyond The Borders. Cannakale, Turkey

2013 - Institut Français d’Istanbul. Beyond The Borders. Istanbul, Turkey

2012 - Hannover Young Photojournalism Lumix Festival. Beyond The Borders. Hannover, Germany

2012 - Dust and Scratches Gallery. Beyond The Borders. Moscow, Russia

2011 - Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Bourse du Talent. BeyondThe Borders. Paris, France

2011 - Press Scoop Grand Lille. UnPrintemps Arabe. Group Show. Lille, France

2011 - Instituto Cervantes. Revolutiones with CensuraLab and MJR. Group Show. New York, USA


Awards

2018 - CNAP. Soutien à la Photographie Documentaire et Contemporaine. Nominee. Paris, France

2018 - Grand Prix de la Photographie Documentaire. Images Singulières/Mediapart. Finalist. Sète, France

2016 - Gd4Photoart Award by MAST Foundation. Shotlisted nominee. Bologna, Italy

2011 - International Photography Awards. Honorable Mention. Editorial Reportage. Los Angeles, USA

2011 - Bourse du Talent/Reportage. Winner. Paris, France


Agencies


2017/2019 - EB Enterprise >> BR Enterprise. Paris, France

2017/2019 - Institute of Artist. Los Angeles/London

2012/2016 - Getty Images. New York, USA (2012-2016)

2011/2012 - Getty Reportage/Emerging Talent. New York/London (2011-2012)


Workshop/Residencies


2016 - Docking Station. Amsterdam, Holland

2016 - Tianshui Photography Biennale. Tianshui, China

2011 - Eddie Adams Workshop XXIV. New York, USA




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