Agnès Dherbeys is French photographer based in Paris with MYOP agency. She graduated with honours from the Master of Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lyon and from master 2 of Sciences of Information and Communication from Celsa, Sorbonne IV.
She learned photography when she moved to Bangkok in 2001 where she lived for 12 years, and has since mainly focused her work in Korea, South East Asia, France, Nepal,…
After covering the devastation caused by the Tsunami in Thailand, she returned over the year to follow the tale of the life of the survivors. Working only with medium format and in black and white, this year project gave her a name in the photography world.
In 2005, she won the Foundation Lagardere grant for photography, which allowed her to work on her project in East Timor
. This essay, “East Timor, the crushed dreams of independency” was exhibited in Visa pour l’Image, France 2007 and in April 2008 in FotoFreo, WA, Australia.
She won Second Prize Spot News story in World Press Photo 2007 Contest with her story on the popular uprising against King Gyanendra in Nepal, which was exhibited in “Les Rencontres de Siem Rep”, Cambodia in 2007.
Her 2010 coverage of the Red Shirts unrest in Thailand for the New York Times was awarded The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award of the OPC, for “Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise”.
This year, Dherbeys worked on her long term project “Mother”, as a recipient of the St Brieuc Photofestival Grant. Working in her birth country, she gave a voice to the Korean Mother who had to let go (or lost) their child for international adoptions
This project is symbolic of Dherbeys’s work: documenting our world, yet with a very personal vision and esthetics.
2013 - ST BRIEUC PHOTO GRANT, 2011 - ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL, 2010 - FINALIST VISA D'OR NEWS, 2008 - JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS, 2008 - FINALIST VISA D'OR MAGAZINE, 2007 - WORLD PRESS PHOTO , 2005 - LAGARDERE YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER GRANT
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