Bénédicte Kurzen

documentary photographer, France

Bénédicte Kurzen © Bénédicte Kurzen

Bénédicte Kurzen is a documentary photographer focusing on conflict and socioeconomic changes in the African continent. She holds a master’s degree in contemporary history from the Sorbonne, Paris. She wrote her final essay in semiology about the “myth of the war photographer”, which inspired her to become a visual storyteller herself. Bénédicte was a participant in the 2009 Joop Swart Masterclass. She has been based in Africa for almost 10 years and is part of Noor photo agency.