Mathieu Willcocks

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2017, 3rd prize stories, Spot News

2017, 3rd prize stories, Spot News

2017, 3rd prize stories, Spot News

2017, 3rd prize stories, Spot News

Mathieu Willcocks was born in Paris in 1988 and grew up in Hong Kong.

He started in photography after an internship at the VII Photo Agency in Paris in 2012, during which he started shooting assignments for The New York Times. He obtained a MA in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College of Communication in 2013.

Upon graduating, he moved to Myanmar where he covered the various aspects and consequences of the country’s recent development. There he continued shooting for The New York Times, as well as other publications, in Myanmar and across southeast Asia.

Since the summer of 2016, and a relocation to Scotland, he has been working onboard the Topaz Responder, one of MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) rescue ships in the Mediterranean. He has photographed the plight of migrants attempting the crossing from Libya to Italy for many months and this project is still ongoing.

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