Jean-Baptiste AVRIL BODENHEIMER
Author -Photographer Report and Architecture
"If the picture isn't good, it's because we're not near enough" said Capa. Not near enough from the other, not near enough from oneself... The paradox of sometimes putting a lot off effort too while forgetting oneself in order to travel lightly and translate what after all is only the language of the other. Report and Architecture have in common the will of being both present and discreet. Being able of giving a testimony through a sensitive vision, that we try then to share...
Born in 1965, starts to travel and take pictures in 1987 after having finished studies in philosophy and psychology. Lives in South-East Asia. Reports on conflicts in Burma and Cambodia (1989/1992).
From 1993, reports on the Bosnian conflict. Reports in Poland, Israel, Trinidad, Afghanistan...
Since 1995, regular collaboration with the United Nations: Senegal, Mali, Chad, Sierra Leone, Niger, Botswana, Burkina Faso, RDC, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Kosovo, Bosnia, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos, East Timor, Bangladesh...
Since 2002, explores the world of architecture
Projects under way