- Gwenn Dubourthoumieu
Gwenn Dubourthoumieu (b. France, 1978) became interesting in photography while working in Africa for NGOs. He worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2007 and established himself in Kinshasa as a professional photographer from April 2010 to February 2012, working, among others, for the French Press Agency. He recently moved to Paris and work as a freelancer. Since 2010, his work has been regularly awarded. This year, his work “Turkana warriors” has been short listed at the Sony World Photography Awards among the ten best series in the category “Fine Art – Portraiture” and his feature about “the child-witches of Kinshasa” has been awarded the jury’s special prize at the 8th Days Japan International Photojournalism Festival. In 2011, the same work was awarded the jury’s special mention at the Roger Pic Prize and the investigation prize at the European Journalism Festival, and Gwenn received the Getty Images Grant for Good for his work “Raped Lives” about sexual violence in the DRC. In 2010, he was already short listed among the exceptional finalists of the same grant, and was awarded the jury special prize at the International Scoop and Journalism festival of Angers for he work “Etat d’Armes”. As a photographer, he continues to regularly collaborate with NGOs (Doctors Without Borders, ACTED, Mines Advisory Group, International Alert, Global Witness, Small Arms Survey), Foundations (The Carter Center, Gloriamundi, Hirondelle) and United Nations agencies (UNMASS, UNHCR, UNHRO).