Rijasolo is a photojournalist and photographer born in France, currently based in Antananarivo, Madagascar-the country of his roots.

Stemming from a trip to Madagascar in 2004, Rijasolo began his project MIVERINA, which strove to show how difficult it was to regain an intimate relationship with Madagascar. This work was exhibited around the world including at LagosPhoto Festival, Angkor Photo Festival and Addis Foto Fest. In 2005, he was selected for Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie biennial in Bamako, Mali, which drove him to become a full-time photographer.

Rijasolo has collaborated with newspapers and magazines including Libération, Le Monde, Paris Match and Jeune Afrique. He was awarded 1st prize in Leica's LFI 35mm Wide Angle Competition in 2010.

In 2011, Rijasolo decided to move to Madagascar where he focuses on reportage and corporate projects. Since 2012, he has been a photographer for AFP. In 2013, he received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The same year, he published his first photobook Madagascar, nocturnes about nightlife in Madagascar. In 2019, he was a finalist at the Contemporary African Photography Prize and the same year, he won the Malagasy contemporary art prize, PARITANA.

Rijasolo is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner

Rijasolo on Social Media:
Instagram: @rijasolo
Twitter: @rijasolo


Portrait credit: Pierrot Men