mathias depardon


b. 1980 France
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. He is the Laureate of the Bourse du Talent in 2011 for his reportage Beyond The Borders.  Mathias has work published and is commissioned regularly by leading international periodicals including Le Monde Magazine, Monocle, Elle, Internazionale, The Sunday Times Magazine and Foreign Policy. Exhibitions have included the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and more recently the Musée des Archives nationales in Paris.  He is represented by INSTITUTE.

Solo+Group Exhibitions 

Musée des Archives nationales (Paris, France 2017) TransAnatolia.

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

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

Just Another Photo Festival. ( Varanasi, India 2016) The WildWest.

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

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

Institut Français d’Istanbul. (Turkey 2015)  Postcards of The Black Sea.

Transcontinent/Obscura Photo Festival. (Penang, Malaysia 2014) Postcards of TheBlack Sea.

Mahal Cultural Center. (Cannakale, Turkey 2013). Beyond The Borders. 

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

Hannover Young Photojournalism Festival. (Hannover, Germany 2012) Beyond The Borders.

Dust and Scratches Gallery. (Moscow, Russia 2012)  Group Show. Beyond The Borders.

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

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

Visa Pour l’Image. (Perpignan, France 2011). Paris Match. Group Show. Arab Spring.

Instituto Cervantes. (New York, USA 2011).  Group Show at the Cervantes Institute. Revolutiones with CensuraLab and MJR.


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

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

Bourse du Talent/Reportage. (Paris, France 2011) Winner. Jury: Gökşin Sipahioğlu 

International Photography Awards. (Los Angeles, USA 2010)  Honorable Mention. Editorial Reportage


Institute of Artist. Los Angeles/London. (2016-Now)

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

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


Eddie Adams Workshop XXIV. (New York, USA 2011)


Sunday Times Magazine. Silenced: The journalist jailed in Turkey's war on free speech. June 2017. Télérama. Tales in the Land of Fire portfolio. June 2017. La Vie. Cartes Postales de la Mer noire. May 2017. D della Repubblica. Xinjiang, China. Aprill 2017. So Foot. Bashaksehir Football Club. March 2017. M Le Magazine. Les vieux turcs. March 2017. Die Zeit. Diab Serrih portrait. Feb 2017. Monocle. Interim Syrian Government. Jan 2017. The Wall Street Journal. Turkey's Companies purges. Nov 2016. Grazia. Les Casques Blancs Syriens. Oct 2016. Monocle. Sharjah Survey. Oct 2016Capital. Istanbul New Airport. Oct 2016. Monocle. Soft Power Theme. Mevlüt Cavusoglu. Oct 2016. Monocle. Canadian Diplomacy in Turkey. Sep 2016. Le Monde. Sainte Sophie menacée. July 2016. Afar. Breakfast in Istanbul. June 2016. Financial Times. Cult Shop. June 2016. Foreign Policy. Exit The King. June 2016. Monocle. Limbo Land. Nagorno Karabakh. May 2016. Intelligent Life. Zeynep Fadillioglu. May 2016. Avaunt Magazine. Living Free. April 2016. British Journal of Photography. Tales From The Land Of Fire. April 2016. L'Obs. L'Embrasement Kurde. March 2016. NZZ. Gold Rivers. Portfolio. Feb 2016. WTD. Circumcision Palace. Jan 2016. L'Obs. Mer Noire. Côtes à Côtes. Dec 2015. Modern Weekly. Postcards Of The Black Sea. Oct 2015. Foreign Policy. The Good Proxy. Dr. Osama Kubbar. Aug 2015. Le Monde. Bursa, le petit Tigre d’Anatolie. June 2015. Télérama. Dossier Lesbos, Grèce. June 2015. Afar. Wake-up Call. May 2015. Capital. Hakan Bulgurlu. April 2015. Libération. Arméniens cachés de Turquie. April 2015. Der Spiegel.  Hundert Jahre Schweigen. Maral Dink. March 2015. Time Lightbox. Discover the Cultural Treasure Turkey threatens to Flood. March 2015. The National AE. The Dam that will drown History. March 2015. M Magazine (Leica). Female Kurdish Fighters. March 2015. Christies Magazine. Light in the Dark. Tamara Chalabi. Feb 2015. Condenast Traveler.The Raffles, Istanbul. Feb 2015. The Sunday Times. Isis has gone. So has my city. Feb 2015. The New York Times. Nuri Bilgi Ceylan. Jan 2015. Le Monde. Premiers retours de réfugiés kurdes à Kobane. Dec 2014. L’Express. Heurs et Malheurs des Califes. Dec 2014. McLean's. Inside Canada’s new war. Nov 2014. Elle. Ces Femmes qui combattent l’état Islamique. Oct 2014. Men’s Journal. James Le Mesurier. Oct 2014. Monocle. Town of the Talk Istanbul. Oct 2014. Le Monde. A Kirkouk, un cordon de protection kurde contre les Djihadiste. June 2015. Der Spiegel. Ali Cheikhmous. June 2014. 24h01. Hasankeyf englouties sous les eaux. March 2014. L’Express Style. Les femmes des ondes. March 2014. L’Express. L’imam qui fait trembler le Sultan. Feb 2014. NationalGeographic/Proof. Postcards Of The Black Sea. Dec 2013. Internazionale. Gold Rivers. Dec 2013. Paris Match. A l’origine était Taksim. Sep 2013. The Wall Street Journal. Barricades in Istanbul. June 2013. Le Monde. Portfolio: Azerbaidjan.Bakou, vitrine du clan Aliev. May 2013. Wall Street Journal. In Turkey’s Eastern Mountains. May 2013.      

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