In 2013, after several years as a concert photographer, Michael Bunel turned to his first photographic urge, photojournalism. He quickly found an agency to represent him and began to cover the French news before leaving to work on the Turkish-Syrian border to meet the first refugees of the Syrian conflict. A work that will lead him later through Europe covering the migration crisis and also in Calais, where he will document the daily life of the Jungle for a year. Since his return to photojournalism, he covers French and international news like the riots in Taksim Square in Turkey or the armed insurgency of separatists in Donbass in Ukraine. His report "The Slaviansk watchmen" comes from it.
This report marks a turn in his writing. He will particularly support his strong taste for black and white and will begin to think a more documentary photograph, to tell the story in history. He is committed to human rights and is particularly interested in the social struggles and injustices of our world. His work is divided between his personal projects, commissions for the press and NGOs such as the Amnesty International column.
PRICE AND MENTION:
-Special award given for the report "BELIEVE in the 9.3" at the 2017 Jacques Hamel Award.
-Coup of hearts of the jury of the session # 1 of the mentor prize 2017 with "Belgrade: Dead end".
- Roger Pic Prize for Scam, 2015: nominated for "The Watchmen" (Ukraine).
- Breaking news
September 27, 2015: A mother illuminates her child by picking up her belongings before leaving the train that brings them near the Austrian border. They have just crossed Hungary from Tovarnik to the Serbian border. Hegyeshalom.