Agnes Dherbeys

France

Biography

Agnès Dherbeys is a French photographer living in Paris, after being based in Bangkok Thailand, for 12 years. She graduated from her Master’s degree of Sciences Politiques Lyon with honours, as well as a Master II degree in Information and Communication Sciences from CELSA at the University of Paris IV Sorbonne.

Dedicating her work either to long terms projects (East Timor Young photographer Lagardère Grant winner 2005; Thailand: the Aids temple finalist Visa d’Or magazine/Finalist Care award 2008; Tibetans in exile Joop Swart Masterclass 2008) and to news coverage (the Jana Andolan in Nepal, 2d Prize World Press Photo 2007; the Bangkok civil unrest in 2010, Robert Capa Gold Medal 2011 for « best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise”), Dherbeys works mainly in Asia and Europe for the French and International press, such as the New York Times, Le Monde, GQ, M and Harpers.

She uses digital for the most of her commissioned work, while using medium format for personal series such as Omone (in the search for the biological mother in the Republic of Korea, Saint Brieuc Photo festival Grant winner 2013) or more recently for her “Anomaly” series: a futuristic photo project in the streets of the French capital.

In 2017, she directed her first 52’ documentary entitled “Tropical Suite”, produced by Stanley White, in which Poni Hoax, the French band that paved the way for the emergence of electro-rock, records their album in various parts of the world, resulting in a rocking, avid and very personal testament at the heart of an in-depth discussion into their creative journey.

Dherbeys is represented by MYOP photo agency.

Funded project

Dengvaxia, a lethal vaccine in the Philippines?

What are the key takeaways for developing countries from introduction of a dangerous vaccine, developed by the French laboratory Sanofi, against dengue fever?