After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in photography, Julien Chatelin returned to France in 1992 to become a freelance photojournalist.
Particularly interested in the changes in Eastern Europe and the new, immerging republics of the former Soviet Union, Chatelin explored the turmoil that shocked the Caucasus in the nineties. He covered the conflicts in Abkhazia, Chechnya, and produced many features on Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Subsequently, Chatelin worked in numerous conflict zones in the Balkans, central Asia, and the Middle East, focusing his attention on the fate of nations struggling for statehood. This took him back to the Caucasus, but also to Kosovo, Western Sahara, Kurdistan, Xinjiang and Tibet. His work on Lhasa titled, “Lhasa, the lost soul of Tibet” was shown at the Soros Open Society Institute.
In 2000 Chatelin co-founded the award winning French photo reportage magazine “de l’air”. Member of Rapho untill 2009, he collaborated regularly with leading French and foreign publications.
In 2008 Chatelin, published “Israel Borderline” (Images en Manoeuvre), a 160 pages monographic book, depicting the complexity and diversity of Israeli society. The book was a finalist in the 2009 POY Book Award.
In 2013 Julien Chatelin is the recipient of the Camera Clara award for his large format series, Egyptorama.
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