Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Bénédicte Desrus (France, 1976) is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Mexico City and working worldwide. She is represented by Sipa Press USA and has worked throughout Europe, East Africa, the United States and Latin America.
She focuses on humanitarian and social issues around the world.
Her photography explores the lives of people ostracized by society, and the communities they form to survive and find respect. She often spends months with her subjects. Recent stories explored the lives of elderly sex workers living in a shelter in Mexico City, the persecution of homosexuality in Uganda, the albinos killing in Tanzania and global obesity.
Her work has appeared in: Al Jazeera América, Harper’s magazine, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Toronto Star, Le Monde, Courrier International, Internazionale, Aftenposten, De Volkskrant, Udvikling, Esquire, Marie Claire, Grazia, Elle, Henne, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, L’Équipe Magazine, Néon, The British Journal of Photography, and L’oeil de la Photographie, among others.
She has received commissions from a wide range of clients, such as: Reuters - East Africa, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), The European Commission (EC), UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, Population Service International (PSI), Global Fund For Women, HelpAge, WaterAid, Tanzania Albino Society (TAS), The South Sudan Microfinance Development Facility (SSMDF), Gaz de France (GDF), NBC Universal.
Her photographs are published in the book: "40 years of Photojournalism: Generation Sipa" by Michel Setboun & Sylvie Dauvillier, © 2012, Éditions de La Martinière - France.
She co-authored the book "Las amorosas más bravas" ("Tough Love"). The seven-year-long project documents the lives of the women living in the Casa Xochiquetzal, a shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City.
2015 - Syngenta Photography Award, 2014 - The Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), 2013 - Humanity Photo Awards - China, 2013 - REVELA International Photography Award - Spain, 2012 - Mexico Contemporary Photography Contest, 2012 - New York Photo Awards, 2012 - International Photography Awards , 2012 - NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, 2012 - OPEN Photo - (OSISA), 2012 - PDN Photo Annual, 2012 - New York Photo Festival, 2012 - Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, 2011 - Pride Photo Award - Amsterdam, 2011 - Humanity Photo Awards - China, 2011 - XIV Luis Valtueña Photography Award - Spain, 2011 - Open Society Institute (OSI) , 2016 - 2016 Pride Photo Award (The Netherlands), 2016 - 2016 SoPhot Photo contest (France)
- Breaking news