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. His work “Reaching Donetsk” was exhibited in a solo show at the gallery Espace international Cosmopolis that was embedded in an according cultural program.

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 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 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 is based in Nantes, France.

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