Thomas Girondel was born in the city-port of Le Havre, France and is a 33 years old geographer and 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. His work “Reaching Donetsk” was exhibited in a solo show at the gallery Espace Cosmopolis.

In 2015 and continuing in 2016, he recorded various protest movements, both in Nantes, France and Germany that he contributed to AFP forum.

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

In December 2017, he completed an internship as a photo editor at Le Monde French newspaper. He has been recently published in the Financial Times, the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, VICE, NEON and L'OBS.

He is based in Nantes, France.

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