Born in France in 1978, Sylvain Cherkaoui is a professional photographer since 2001. Member of Le Collectif Le Cyclope, he began his career in Paris by taking parts in some exhibitions as well as publishing in several magazines and newspapers
In 2004, he settled down in Madrid,where he worked for 5 years as photographer for the Spanish national newspaper ADN. He continued simultaneously collaborating with other national and international media such as the Irish Times, Le Courrier International and Time Magazine.
He is currently based in Dakar and work as a freelance photographer, focusing on news from West Africa.
He also collaborates with international NGO's such as ActionAID, the French Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross.In 2013, he keeps regularly working for the magazine Jeune Afrique and has covered the recent war in Mali for the french newspaper Le Monde.
He is represented by the Cosmos Photo Agency.
2015 - 2nd prize on the 72nd Pictures Of The Year POYI, 2014 - 2 Accesits for Foto Nikon 2014, 2013 - 2 accessits for the Foto Nikon 2013, 2012 - 1 accessit for the Foto Nikon 2012
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CAR refugees in Cameroon.
In Cameroon 80,000 people coming from CAR are refuged. At Gbiti, UNHCR host around 13,000 refugees who fled the violence in CAR.