Biography

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, Instituto Cervantes in New York and Dust and Scratches Gallery in Moscow.  He is distributed by INSTITUTE.

Solo+Group Exhibitions 

Tianshui Photography Biennale (Tianshui, China 2016) Postcards of The Black Sea
Foto Istanbul Festival. (Istanbul, Turkey 2015) Postcards Of The Black Sea
French Institute of Istanbul. (Turkey 2015)  Postcards from Of Black Sea
Transcontinent/Obscura Photo Festival. (Penang, Malaysia 2014) Postcards Of The Black Sea
Mahal Cultural Center. (Cannakale, Turkey 2013). Beyond The Borders 
Institut Français of Istanbul. (Turkey 2013) Beyond The Borders 
Hannover Young Photojournalism Festival. (Hannover, Germany 2012) Beyond The Borders
Dust and Scratches Gallery. (Moscow, Russia 2012)  Collective Exhibition. Beyond The Borders
Bibliothèque Nationale de France. (Paris, France 2011) Bourse du Talent. Beyond The Borders
PRESS at Scoop Grand Lille. (Lille, France 2011).  Group Exhibition. Un Printemps Arabe
Visa pour l’Image. (Perpignan, France 2011). Paris Match Group ExhibitionUn Printemps Arabe
Instituto Cervantes. (New York, USA 2011).Group Show sponsored by Instituto Cervantes, Censuralab and MJR. Revolutiones

Awards 
International Photography Awards. (Los Angeles, USA 2011)  Honorable Mention. Editorial Reportage
Bourse du Talent/Reportage(Paris, France 2011) Winner. Jury: Gökşin Sipahioğlu. 
EmergingTalent at Getty Reportage (New York, USA 2011) 
International Photography Awards. (Los Angeles, USA 2010)  Honorable Mention. Editorial Reportage

Workshop

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



Bibliography  

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 From 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 from 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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