French, he is born in Mulhouse in 1988.
Stephen is 16 when he receives as a gift two books on Robert Frank’s photography: it is a discovery but also a revelation. He falls in love with the work and decides that he will also become a photographer. In 2008, during a chance encounter, a group of Venezuelan tell him about the riots that shake their country. And in a matter of seconds, he knows he will to go to Caracas. But it is further to a second encounter that Stephen will be lead to his first reportage: further to having met a young doctor, he documents the daily life in Venezuela’s public hospitals. Skateboard photography is long gone, now all that matters to the young man is social photography and especially the condition of the French “sans-papier” (illegal immigrants).
In 2011, Stephen travels on a regular basis to Palestine and joins the agency Corbis. The same year, while Syria isn’t yet in the hot news, he decides to go to Aleppo in order to follow the Rebels in their fight for freedom. He will return twice to Syria in 2012, after having followed the Egyptian presidential elections. In September 2012, Stephen Dock joins Agence VU.
His work on Syria has been exhibited during the Tbilissi Photo Festival and in Mulhouse during the group exhibition “Les cris de l’image” (the scream of the images). His work is regularly published in the French and international press (Figaro Magazine, Newsweek, Le Monde, Internazionale, The Daily Telegraph…).