Thomas Girondel was born in the city-port of Le Havre, France and is a 33 years old former coastal disasters officer working as a freelance photographer.

In spring 2014, Girondel spent several weeks in Ukraine where he documented life in the midst of a conflict zone with his analog Fujica camera using HP5 films. His work “Reaching Donetsk” was exhibited in a solo show at the gallery Espace international Cosmopolis in Nantes from June 19 to July 12 2015 that was embedded in an according cultural program. His photo essay has been lately exhibited in Sète, France in May 2017.

In 2015 and continuing in 2016, he recorded various protest movements, both in Nantes, France and Germany that he contributed to AFP forum and that were sold to French and European online media organs.

In June 2016 he returned to his roots as a geographer by reporting on Seattle’s water-based community and commitment to building an environmentally sustainable city. His work was exhibited at the Congress Hall of Nantes on the occasion of the World Actors Climate Summit Climate Chance in 2016.

In the autumn of 2016, he started a mid-term assignment on the situation of the Polish LGBT community under the new government PiS - Law & Justice - in Warsaw, and portrayed Berliner AfD-voters following the party’s success in the latest German local elections.

In December 2017, he completed an internship as a photo editor at Le Monde French newspaper. His work about the LGBT community in Warsaw has been shortlisted by the AEDH Human Rights NGO prize, and exhibited in Lyon.

He has been published in January 2018 in the French weekly news magazine l’Obs regarding the devastating effects of the Eleanor storm in Normandy.

He lives between Nantes, France and Berlin, Germany.

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