Les conférences WARM sur les conflits contemporains – Mémorial de Caen

Olivier Jobard


Olivier Jobard was born in 1970. In 1990, he joined the Louis Lumière school where he was offered an end-of-course internship at the Sipa Press agency. In 1992 he joined Sipa Press as a photographer. Today, he is represented by the photo agency MYOP. He has covered many conflicts around the world: Croatia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Colombia, Iraq and more. In 2000, he went to Sangatte. His photographic approach changed and he mainly dedicated himself to a long-term project on the problems of immigration in Europe and the world. After meeting Kingsley in Cameroon in 2004, he followed him throughout his journey from Africa to France. An eponymous book will be published in Marval. For two years, Olivier Jobard then focused on the “European fortress”: from Ukraine to Poland, Turkey to Greece, Syria to Lampedusa, he documented the many clandestine routes that bring migrants to Europe’s borders. After witnessing many experiences involving immigration, today his photographic work revolves around immigrants and their integration in their host country.

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