Mathieu Asselin

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Mathieu Asselin (FR/VEN, ˚1973) works and lives between Arles in France and New York City. He began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but shaped his photography practice in the United States. His work mainly consists out of long term investigative documentary projects, such as his latest book ‘Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation’, which received international acclaim, winning the Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award in 2016, the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2018. Les Rencontre d'Arles in France, Photographer’s Gallery in London, Fotomuseum Antwerp in Belgium and the European Parliament in Strasbourg are amongst recent venues where his work has been exhibited.

Education: Masters degree from ENSP – École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d'Arles in France.


Solo Exhibitions:

  • Spazio Labo. Monsanto the Book Exhibition. 2017 Bolonia, Italy.
  • LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! 2017 J1 Marseille, France
  • Les Rencontre De La Photography Arles 2017. Arles, France
  • Breda Photo Festival 2016. Breda, The Netherlands
  • Indie Gallery. Portraits of Tornado Path 2013. Tel Aviv, Israel
  • See Gallery Portrait of a Tornado Path 2012. New York, USA -
  • Hacienda la Trinidad Gallery 2010. Caracas, Venezuela

Group Exhibitions: 

  • First Book Award Exhibition Photo London 2016. London UK - Breda - 
  • Photo Athens 2016. Greece
  • Sala TAC, Caracas. Realidades Instantáneas 2015. Caracas Venezuela
  • Foto Week DC A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century
    Photobooks 2012. Washington DC USA 
  • International Center of Photography Exhibiting Powerful Images from
  • The 99 Percent 2012. New York USA 
  • Gallery Carte Blanche A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st
    Century Photobooks 2012. San Francisco USA 
  • Espacio Mad Gallery Venezuelan Portraits 2011. Caracas Venezuela 
  • Praxis International Art (Miami) Time Behind the Vision 2010. Miami USA 

Awards and Nominations:

  • First Prize Dummy Book Awards Kassel 2016. Germany
  • Mention Especial Dummy Book Awards Arles 2016
  • Finalist Lens Culture 2016. France
  • Selected for Bristol Photobook Festival 2016. UK
  • Shortlisted First Book Award 2016. UK
  • Nominated for Pictet Prix 2016. Switzerland
  • The Grand Prize One Life Photography Award 2011. USA
  • Sony World Photography Awards Documentary Portrait Shortlist 2011. UK

Publications and catalogs:
Foam Magazine, The New Yorker, Photobooth, Liberation, L'OBS, British Journal of Photography, Foam, GEO, Freitag, Paris Match, Altair, Gente, Razor Magazine, PDN, Realidades Intantaneas Catallogue 2015, Australian Photo Journalist 2016, Pictet Prix Catalogue Disorder 2016. Rencontres Arles 2017.

Workshops / Reviews:

  • Portfolio reviews at Gazebook 2017
  • Summer workshops at Rencontres d’Arles 2017
  • Workshop Negpos Nimes 2016

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