From reportage to documentary, Joan Bardeletti’s work gives particular attention to the coherence of the photographic form and the underlying journalistic purpose. He gives priority to long duration and thorough works linked but distanced from media events.
He started photography in 2004, entered Picturetank agency in 2006. He received a World Press Photo in 2010 (2nd prize, daily life), a Getty Grant in 2011 at Visa pour l’Image. His work is among the collection of the BNF Museum in Paris. Since 2012, he is producing videos and short films.
He has regular publications and assignments for French and European press such as Le Monde Magazine, Marie Claire, Geo magazine, Liberation, L’Espresso, Internazionale, Di Zeit…. and also collaborate on long term cultural assignments for Institutions such as EDF, Alstom, Valeo, CFAO...
He has particular skills to design long term projects on major issues, teaming with researchers and producing contents for cross diffusion (press, edition, multimedia, TV). His project « African Middle Classes » (2008-2012) is the biggest visual study worldwide on this 300 millions people population. In 2014 he launched a new project on African Small and Medium Entreprises and their impact on Development (photo and video)
He is he cofounder of Collateral Creations ( www.collateralcreations.com) a production agency of documentary and artistic content merging expertise and visual creativity. We generate new ideas and promote them.
He is the cofounder of studiofly (www.studiofly.fr), a production agency specialized in drone aerial high quality images (photo and video). We have 5 drones, operate in France and do assignements worldwide for Media, Publicity agencies, Corporate clients. We can produce 4K resolution images, with perfect stabilization thanks to our top standard material and 10 years flying experience
- RC aerial
- Video capture
Middle Classes in Africa project
Who are the 220 million Africans who no longer live in poverty and now own a “small wealth”? African middle classes !
The demographic boom of this population with very real purchasing power has meant major upheavals on the continent, as much in terms or consumerism as good governance. The African middle classes are the pointer for evolution on the African continent; knowing about them is a priority.
I worked with the university of Sciences Po Bordeaux and its departement Africa to include sociological and analytical content to my photo approach
A 3 years project (2008-2011). This is the most important body of work ever carried out on this population, mixing expertise and photography in five countries and over a period of three years.
Les Grands Moyens project
a multimedia project focused on African SMEs (Small & Medium entreprises) and their incredible impact on Africa's development !
5 companies, 5 countries / photo, video, impact assessment / 1 year of production (2014) / diffusion will start in 2015