“He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.”   (In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar-wai)


Matthieu Alexandre (b. 1974, Paris)

My work is dedicated to human rights and environmental issues. I have reported from nearly 30 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Nepal, Brazil, Nunavut…


  • Co-founder at inTERREviews (2019)
  • Journalist at Agence France Presse and The Associated Press (2011 to 2018)
  • Freelance photographer since 1997
  • Degree in ethnology (Université Paris X)

Prizes & Awards

  • Honorable Mention for Du raisin et des Hommes (Of grapes & men) at International Photography Awards (New York, USA, 2021)
  • Best Script Award for the book La Farce des Hommes Foudre at Festival de la Bande-dessinée (Moulins, France, 2019)
  • 1st prize of the reportage for Iraqi refugees in the Middle East at Ars Imago (Roma, Italy, 2010)
  • Bourse de l'Aventure de la Mairie de Paris for Enfants du Nepal (Paris, France, 1999)

For more information read the interview:  Humanitarian documentary photographer (New York, USA, 2011)

My photographs are published mainly in daily newspapers and weekly magazines (examples of some press releases) : 

The Los Angeles Times (USA) - Drought in South Sudan
The Guardian (UK) - Crisis in Centrafrica


Belfast Telegraph (UK) - Refugees in Greece


Newsweek (Spanish edition) - Earthquake in Nepal 
Le Figaro magazine (France) - Climate change in the Arctic
Panorama magazine (France) - Workless Hopeful Workers