Frédéric Mouchet

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Born in Paris in 1967, Frédéric has been a keen photographer ever since he was a teenager. When he was 20, he made his first photography trip to Africa. The experience was an opportunity for him to acquire hands-on experience of the world of reporting – and discover the gamut of emotions that accompany the quest for things worth photographing. He has been travelling the world ever since – always with a camera to hand.

His photos are regularly published in magazines such as GEO, Grands Reportages, and Australian Geographic, as well as featuring in exhibitions in France and abroad.

His recent book, The Australia of the French Explorers, won the 2016 Jules Ducros Aubert Prize, awarded by the French Geographical Society.

In his choice of subjects, Frédéric usually concentrates on long-term work, adopting a territorial-based approach. He believes in the expressive power of certain landscapes, redolent with history or spirituality. His peregrinations across every continent have allowed him to gain a sense of the importance of the link between geography, individuals, and their respective cultures.

Frédéric’s work currently has a decided focus on subjects that explore the relationship between people and their environment, particularly in traditional cultures. It is generally within these societies that the awareness of our dependence on nature is the most tangible.