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Christophe Bene is a self-taught photographer currently based in Paris, France. His work is mainly inspired by the man/nature relationship. Straddling the border between art and documentary photography, Christophe Bene offers original prints saturated with colour. He colors, calibrates and retouches most of his photographs. Born in Douala, Cameroon in 1969, Christophe began shooting pictures at 16. After three years in French Polynesia, he left at 20 years old for a two-year degree in advertising communication in Paris followed by the French Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma before specializing at the ecole nationales superiore Louis Lumière in film and photography. From 1994 to 1999, he was assistant photographer, main photographer and post-producer for cinematic advertising.Upon returning to Africa in 1999, he undertook a wide range of work, shooting in Senegal in 2002 and directing the Triptik Senegal exhibition in collaboration with PICTO laboratories and various sponsors. He has won first prize in RED, the largest photo contest in the world, as organized by PHOTO.In 2002, he met the journalist René Sintzel, an Africa specialist, with whom he has since collaborated to produce documentaries on West Africa. In December 2002, he joined the GAMMA agency. In 2005, he worked together with JANVIER and DIGITAGENT - THE REPORT PARIS laboratories to produce the “Lion Kings of Medina” documentary. In 2006, WPN New York took charge of representing his photo documentaries and select art photos in the US. From 2008 to 2011, he covered the BENE DAKHLA music and slide festival in southern Morocco. He currently works on order for national and international brands, magazines and newspapers. His Aerial photography, which he has done since his first documentary, has become both his area of expertise and his passion. COMMERCIALS FUTUROSCOPE / Campagne d'affichage globale Europe 2019 Affiches 4x3 Métro / Bus / Presse magazine / Flyers Yannick NOAH / "Le même sang" Pochette CD / Livret / Affiches / Presse magazine THE NORTH FACE Affiche 4X3 / Presse magazine / Catalogue marque F-ONE KITE "All we do is Kiteboarding" Affiche 4X3 / Presse magazine / Catalogues marque NORTH KITEBOARDING Affiche 4X3 / Presse magazine / Catalogue marque HOALEN Surf Wear - The Saltwater Player Company Affiche / Presse magazine / Catalogue marque Bjoern DUNKERBECK - Portrait Affiche / Presse magazine / sponsoring AIR BUSINESS Center Campagne d'affichage globale / 16 Visuels Affichage 4x3 Aéroports - ADP / Presse magazine / Catalogues / Flyers HEINEKEN Campagne d'affichage Polynésie Française 1996 Affiche 4x3 / Bus / Presse magazine / Flyers COMMERCIALS / STUDIO PACKSHOT RAY-BAN / Sunglasses OMEGA / Speedmaster Professionnal TOM FORD / OUD WOOD VICTOR & ROLPH / SPICE BOMB PUMA / R78 RUNNER LA BONBONIERE NIGHT CLUB / NEW YORK HAVANA BOXING CLUB by Thierry LE GOUES DIO Connected Home CHATEAU DE SANTENAY - MERCUREY BIO - JUS DE CAROTTE EXHIBITIONS 1997 - KAINA - Polynesian travel 2002 - SENEGAL TRIPTIK - One day in Senegal 2005 - THE LION KINGS OF MEDINA 2009 - 5 PRINTS / 5 PHOTOGRAPHERS - photographs Group exhibition as part of FIAC at Galerie SPARTS REPORTS 2000 - A DAY IN SENEGAL - Senegalese Logbook 2003 - THE WHITE GOLD OF PINK LAKE 2003 - IVRY GITLIS VIOLINIST GLOBE TROTTER 2004 - THE LION KINGS OF MEDINA 2006 - THE RETURN OF THE BOU EL MOGDAD 2007 - THE GREAT MAGAL OF TOUBA 2008 - DAKHLA FESTIVAL 2009 - FANTASIA PUBLICATIONS / PRESS L'OBS - LIBÉRATION - LE MONDE - L'EXPRESS - ULYSSE - COURRIER INTERNATIONAL - LE PELERIN Magazine - REPONSE PHOTO - PHOTO Magazine - CHOC Magazine - PHOTO VIDEO NUMERIQUE - LA TERANGA (FRANCE & SENEGAL) - TEL QUEL (MAROC) - AMOUAGE (MAROC).