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photo non contractuelle

nicolas boyer

Photographer for 2 years after graduation from the Gobelins School of Images - Paris in 2003. Then a parenthesis of 12 years working as a creative in advertising. From 2016 to 2021, i joined the Studio Hans Lucas, one of the main French groups of professional photoreporters thanks to a cooptation by its founder, Wilfrid Estève.

Never having left my comfort zone, apart from having inadvertently entered a compartment reserved for women on the Cairo subway, i go mainly through urban landscapes, often wondering "what am I fucking doing here."
ITINERARY
 
WORK HISTORY
2014- ...      :  Freelance photojournalist + videographer
2010-2015 :    Senior Art Director (McCann Erikson Paris + BETC Paris agencies)
2005-2010 :    Art Director (TBWA\Paris)
                   "Best creative agency in the world" from 2004 - 2008 (according to the official International Gunn Report )
2003-2005 :   Freelance photojournalist
1999-2003 :   Associate account executive (6 months) + Copywriter (3 years) at Euro-RSCG Works advertising agency
1998-1999 :    Financial analyst (Procter & Gamble Paris + Price Waterhouse London)
 
EDUCATION
2014-2014 :   Training in shooting / editing with professional camcorders (at Video Design Paris)
2003-2003 :  Gobelins School of Images (photography section)
1995-1998 :   HEC Paris
1992-1995 :   Sciences Po Paris
 
LANGUAGES
at ease in English
Spanish & Italian, enough for flirting
German, completely forgotten
TOOLS
Photoshop, In-design, Illustrator, Lightroom
Final Cut pro X, Davinci Resolve 14, After Effects (notions)
Ableton Live 10
AWARDS

PHOTOGRAPHY

2025
> Personal exhibition at Musée National d’Art [Luxembourg]
 
2023
> Group exhibition at Rotterdam Photo Festival (Netherlands)
2022
> Finalist of the Albert Kahn Grant
> Finalist of the festival Les Photographiques - Le Mans (France)
> Personal exhibition at Musée des Arts Asiatiques - Nice (France)
> Group exhibition at Hôtel de Sauroy (Paris)
2021
> Sasakawa Foundation grant recipient
> Finalist of the Maison Blanche Prize - Marseille (France)
> Finalist of the HiP Prize - Best 1st Book (France)
> Jury's Favorite ("Coup de coeur") - Bourse du Talent 2021
2020
> Jury's "Special mention" of the Roger Pic Prize 2020
    Personal exhibition at the SCAM Paris in October
> Special guest at the closing party of the La Gacilly festival
> Finalist of the Smithsonian Photography Awards
    "People" category (10 shortlists out of 48.000 competitors)
2019
> Winner of the Sony World Photography Awards /
    Best photographer of the Year in the "Travel" category
    - London - Somerset House / group exhibition
    - Tokyo - Ginza Sony Center / group exhibition
    - Paris - Espace photographique de Sauroy / group exhibition
    - Berlin - Willy Brandt Haus / group exhibition
> Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan (France) : Iran series screened 
> Salon de la Photo 2019 : guest of the "Grandes Rencontres"
2018
> FotoFever fair (Paris) - exhibition with Little Birds Gallery
> Sony World Photography Awards / Shortlist in the Open competition - "Travel" category
> Helsinki - Bank of Finland Museum / Group exhibition [October 2018 > June 2019]
( https://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/bank-of-finland/HappyCash/image-gallery/ )
2017
> Best photo of the jury of the photography competition "CinéTrain" SNCF / Polka Mag
> 1sr Prize of the photography competition organized by Wipplay
http://www.wipplay.com/fr_FR/concours-photo/argentcontent/ )
2005
> Winner of the 2nd photography competition "Les créatifs derrière l'objectif" ("The Blue Man" series)
Paris - Palais de Tokyo / Group exhibition

2004

Winner of the photography competition "Les créatifs derrière l'objectif" ("Tourists" series)

Group exhibition organized by Corbis agency & le Club des Directeurs Artistiques français

 

ADVERTISING - ART DIRECTION

2006
Absolut Search / Cannes Lion Silver - Print
Absolut Search / Cannes Lion Bronze - Outdoor
Absolut Search / Epica gold
Absolut Search / Eurobest Silver
Absolut Search / Clio Silver - Print
BMW Poumons / Cannes shortlist - Print
 
2007
Absolut Search 2 / Andy Award Silver (NY Festival)
Absolut Search 2 / Cannes Lion Silver - Cyber
Spontex / Clio Bronze - Print
Spontex / D&AD White pencil - Print
 
2008
Mapa / Clio shortlist - Print
Mapa / Andy Award shortlist - Print
 
2009
MINI / Grand Prix de l’APPM
 
2010
Absolut No Label / Grand Prix de l’APPM
 
2011
Absolut Pureté / Cannes shortlist - Outdoor
Absolut Pureté / Cannes Lion Bronze - Ambiant media
Absolut Pureté / Clio shortlist - Outdoor
INPES Dépistage / EACA Care awards
 
2012
INPES Braquage / Prix Empreintes Or
 
2013
NA! / Grand Prix Stratégies (mention)
France Terre d'Asile / Grand Prix de la Communication Solidaire
Nespresso / Silver Lovie award (best editing) + People Lovie award (prix du public)
 
2014
Capitaine PLOUF / Club des Directeurs Artistiques (2 shortlists : presse + photographe)
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