Antoine BESSON 

French journalist and photoreporter, Antoine Besson is the author of many reports in Southeast Asia. Devotee to documentary journalism that gives pride of place to stories and encounters, he specialised in long-term reporting.

He discovered Southeast Asia through a report on families' indebtedness in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. In 2013, he covered the Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines (the most violent typhoon to date). Moved by this catastrophe and the incredible reaction of the Filipinos he met at the time, he carried on reporting on the cultures of this emotionally-wealthy sub-continent. Since then, he has worked extensively on ethnic minorities (Karen, Lahu, Jarai, ...), the daily life of an opium farmer in Shan State in Burma, free schools in South China, human trafficking linked to surrogacy in Thailand.

He works mainly with French media (La Boussole, Le Point, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Figaro Hors-Série), and is the editor-in-chief of Asie Reportages, a magazine specializing in news from South-East Asia for the NGO Enfants du Mékong, since 2013.

Myawaddi's schoolgirl, Myanmar 2015, 30 x 45 cm, Photo Rag 308g/m² de Hahnemühle - Edition N°2.

Total: 30 Editions (N° 3 to N°30 on order) - 1.200 HKD

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