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Véronique de Viguerie

 

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Véronique de Viguerie is a multi-awarded French photographer based in Paris, France.

Having completed a Master’s Degree in Law in France, she studied photojournalism in England.

She spent 3 years living and working in Afghanistan. Since 2006, she is been covering stories around the world in Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon, Kashmir, Mexico, Algeria, Guatemala, Pakistan, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and several other countries. Her work “Afghanistan Insh’Allah” was exhibited in Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, in Paris and in the Scoop Festival in Angers.

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“The Oil War in Nigeria” was exhibited in Bayeux festival for the war correspondents.

Véronique’s pictures are regularly published in Paris-Match, the New-York Times Magazine, Newsweek,  El Pais, Stern, Der Spiegel, Figaro Magazine, Geo, Marie-Claire, Mail on Sunday, the Guardian, l’Optimum and other publications. Véronique was especially noticed for having photographed the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pirates in Somalia, the Oil Pirates in Nigeria, the Sicaraias (women killers) in Colombia, and the MNLA in Mali. She bravely takes on these challenging assignments and personal projects in some of the most dangerous places on the planet, often working with her French journalist friend and colleague Manon Querouil.

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In 2006 she published her first book, “Afghanistan, Regards Croises” and in 2011 “Carnets de Reportage du XXIe siècle”. In 2012, she was chosen by HBO to be one of the three photographers to be part of the Witness program for her work on the Arrow Boys in South Sudan.

Véronique de Viguerie and her colleague Manon Querouil Bruneel have just completed a book entitled “Profession: Reporter”.

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“Profession: Reporter” will be out on the 20th of August, 2015 and will be discussed in the ‘Books’ section of this website by members of The Bored of The Society.

To explore the website of Véronique de Viguerie kindly Click here.

To read Karim’s interview with Véronique for the African Peace Journal kindly Click here.