Jérôme Sessini


He initiates his own practice, shooting people, landscapes, and daily lives of those around his native Eastern France (with Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Mark Cohen in mind). Sessini has the international current events: Palestine, Iraq (from 2003 to 2008), Aristide’s fall in Haiti (2004), the conquest of Mogadishu by the Islamic militias and the war in Lebanon (2006), Libya war (2011), and Syria (2012).

Sessini’s work is immediately internationally acknowledged. It is published by prestigious newspapers and magazines among which are Time magazine, Stern, and De Standaart. His photography also leads to single exhibitions at the Visa Photo Festival in Perpignan, the Rencontres d’Arles, the Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterrand, as well as with the French Ministry of Culture.

In 2008, Jerome Sessini starts a long time project in Mexico, a dive into the drug cartels’ war. This work has been awarded twice with the F-Award and a Getty Grant, and was published by Contrasto with his first monography “The Wrong Side”.
Jérôme Sessini joined Magnum as nominee in 2012 and became an associate in 2014.

Jérôme Sessini