"We can still change the images of the world if not the world itself."
b.1974 in Paris, France
Professional photographer since 1998. My career as a reporter for humanitarian organizations and for international news agencies has taken me to more than 50 countries among which Afghanistan, Centrafrica, Iraq, Lebanon, Nunavut, South Sudan, Ukraine.
My photo-essay Workless Hopeful Workers, a world tour of the Emmaüs communities, marks the start of my career with the Sygma agency and my first publication in a weekly magazine in 1999. Since then, my photographs have been distributed by Agence VU and Corbis before I worked for Agence France Presse (AFP) then Associated Press (AP) until 2018. My photographs are published in the international press (Le Monde, The New York Times, The Guardian...) and have been exhibited in New York, Montreal, Geneva, Milano and Paris. In 2019 I co-founded the agency inTERREviews. My work is devoted to Human Rights and environmental issues. I aim to develop long-term photo-essays.
My photographs have been published in the following books :
La Farce des Hommes-Foudre with Loïc Verdier, Ed. Casterman, 2018 (Prix du Meilleur Scénario Festival BD de Moulins 2019)
Circumpolaris, Éric Brossier et France Pinczon du Sel, Ed. Glénat, 2007 (prix de l'Académie de Marine 2008)
Le Pain par Poilâne, Lionel Poilâne et Apollonia Poilâne, Ed. Le Cherche-midi, 2005
Victoire d’un vagabond, (coll.), Éd. Loisirs Nautiques, 2003
Les Combats d’Emmaüs, Denis Lefèvre, Ed. Le Cherche-midi, 1999
I also wrote two short stories inspired by my travels in Northern Ireland and Moldova :
Les arbres de Fées, Edilivre, 2017
Fleur de Pâques, Edilivre, 2017
The last exhibition to date which can still be visited : Musée du Jamborée, Moisson, Yvelines, France (until october 31, 2021)
Links to interviews :
12 september 2017 (french) https://www.edilivre.com/rencontre-avec-matthieu-alexandre-auteur-de-fleur-de-paques/
17 november 2011 (french) https://web.worldbank.org/archive/EXTYOUTHINK_MAY2017/WEB/PHOTOGRA.HTM
11 september 2011 (english) https://www.freephotocourse.com/featured-photographer-matthieu-alexandre.html