Benjamin Filarski is a French/Polish photographer (b.1993) distributed by Hans Lucas since 2015, based in Paris. He studied sociology and political sciences at Paris 8 University. While studying, he started to cover international news such as the Ukrainian revolution in 2014 (1st place at the Grand Prix Paris Match du photoreportage étudiant) and the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 (finalist for the same photo contest).
After having completed his bachelor degree, he is henceforth working as an independent photojournalist, both in France and abroad, on social issues and spot news.
Nowadays he gives most of his time to long term projects focusing on integration of young Syrian refugees in Germany and labor migration of Nepali youth.
Beyond photography as such, Benjamin is above all animated by the subject he is going to address. The fixed image is the best means through which he will be able to witness the human condition by capturing fragments of human life and telling their story.
2014 - Grand Prix Paris Match du photoreportage étudiant
Rahat Ali, 40 years old, is a taxi driver. He was living in Kurla before beeing displaced to Mankhurd. It has been 13 years he is living in Lallubhai compound area. As cooperative fees has drastically increased to maintain services such as electricity and water he has to work more to keep the same standard of living. Mankhurd, Mumbai, India - May 24, 2017.
Sunday, November 15, 2015, on the street la Fontaine au roi, in Paris, two policemen gather themselves in front of the bar "La bonne bière" targeted Friday, November 13 by ISIS terrorists. One of them burst into tears remembering the massacre he've seen two days before.
Thousands of people had came that day to gather in front of the scene of the shootings to pay homage to the victims of the attacks. November 15, 2015.
Not more than 15 years ago, Diamond Island was swamps on which fishermen lived. They 've been evicted. From that time, skycrapers and luxuous residential areas spring up like mushrooms. Very few fishermen continue to catch fish in the Bassac river. Koh pich, Cambodia - November 14, 2018.