After completing a Master's degree in linguistics, Raphaël taught French in the U.K., Syria, Hong Kong and in mainland China before turning to photography in 2008 after an internship at Time magazine. He currently resides and works in Paris after several years spent in China and more recently a year in Turkey, two countries on which his focus remains strong. Raphaël also developped a significant interest for urban related issues and developments.

Represented by Divergence

COMMISSIONED EDITORIAL WORK : Libération, L'Obs, Financial Times, Paris Match, Le Monde, El Pais, Néon, Géo Ado, Causette, Amnesty International Journal, Le Point Afrique, Colors, Afrique Magazine, La Chronique (Amnesty International), Wedemain

ONLINE EDITORIAL WORK : CNN, The Washington Post, Paris Match, Zeit Online, El Pais, Vice, Private

CORPORATE CLIENTS : Greenpeace, CIC, Total, Institut français, Alliances françaises, Beijing Fashion Week, Ipsillon, Magic Hospital, LDTX, The Children of Ningxia, Eco Peace Asia, ACAT, Cabbeen, la Ville de Houilles, la Ville de Thiais, Plaine Commune, la CAF

COMMUNICATION AGENCIES : Publicis-Emotion, Auditoire, Open Mind, Oh ah


  • Masterclass with Jan Grarup at ISSP Riga (Latvia), 2013
  • Internship at Time magazine photo department, Hong Kong, 2007


  • Shortlisted for the Marco Pesaresi Prize, 2015
  • Shortlisted for the Prix Mentor award, 2015
  • Shortlisted for the SCAM Prix Roger Pic award, 2015
  • Shortlisted for the Manuel Riveira-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film grant, 2014


  • 2016, group exhibition "MOE UE Burkina Faso" organized by the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014, group exhibition at Galerie Huit, Arles, with other shortlisted photographers for the Manuel Riveira-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film grant
  • 2012, Projection of “BeiJing FORMAT” series in Quai Branly museum, Paris, as part of BEFORE the exhibition Les Séductions du Palais
  • 2011, Exhibition of “Blue Boy Mansion”in White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malysia
  • 2011, Exhibition of “Blue Boy Mansion” in Alliance française of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2011, Group exhibition with Fedephoto photographers in Nice, France
  • 2008, Group exhibition at Goncharova Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2008, Exhibition at Mix Graphik Gallery, Blois, France
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