Corentin Fohlen was born in 1981 in France. After studying illustration and comics in Belgium, he discovered photography. Two years later, he began to work for the agency Wostok Press, covering the political and social news in Paris. After working with the agencies Gamma and Abaca Press, he began as a freelancer for Fedephoto, which gave him the freedom to cover both his own interests and major international events. Fohlen has worked with Stern, The New York Times, Le Monde, Paris Match, Le Figaro, France Soir, Libération, l'Express, Marianne and La Vie, among many others.