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Sébastien Leban is an independent French photojournalist born in 1987. He grew up a mining and steel basin, in Lorraine, Eastern France. The proletarian and laborious world that surrounded him will influence the different subjects he addresses.
Self-taught, he moved to Israel in 2013 to document the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with an approach he wants sensitive and human through subjects such as conscientious objectors in the Israeli army, the energy problems in Gaza, the African refugees in Tel Aviv or the settlers living in the West Bank. Since 2018, Sébastien is working on a project about climate change and its impact on the people around the world.
Sébastien Leban is a member of the association of photographers Divergence and regularly works in order for several news oulet like Le Monde, L'Obs, Le Point, Paris Match, L'Equipe Magazine, Grazia, Le Parisien Week-End, etc. His work has been exhibited in several places in Germany, Turkey, Italy and France.
  • Prix de la photo politique Assemblée Nationale & LCP                                   Prix du Jury                                             Paris, France -2023

  • Prix Club de la Presse de Marseille        Projet Aquarius                            Marseille, France -2022

  • Lauréat Fisheye x La Gacilly

        Climate & Photography

        Paris, France -2020

  • Coup de coeur - Bourse du Talent Reportage - The Lost Island

         Paris, France 2019

  • Finaliste Prix Mentor - Session SCAM

        The Lost Island

        Paris, France  - 2019

  • Kolga Award - First Prize Single Shot

         Tbilisi, Georgia - 2018

  • Tokyo International Photo Award - First Prize Single Shot

         Tokyo, Japan - 2018

La Vallée des Anges - Puzzl 

Thionville, France, 2022


L'ivresse de Pourim

Paris VI, France, 2022

Collective Exhibition

The Lost Island - Les Transphotographiques

Lille, France, 2021

Collective Exhibition

The Lost Island - Lumix Festival 

Hanover, Germany, 2020

Collective Exhibition

The Lost Island - Festival La Gacilly 

La Gacilly, France, 2020

Collective Exhibition

The Lost Island - Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Bourse du Talent

Paris, France, December 2019/March 2020

Collective Exhibition

Kolga Festival - Saint-Louis

Tbilisi, Georgia - 2019


The Lost Island - Le 61

Paris, France, 2019

Collective Exhibition

Festival ​Barrobjectif - The Lost Island

Barro, France 2019


Kihnu - Escale La Grange aux Belles 

Paris, France, 2018

Collective Exhibition

 Istanbul Documentary Photo Days - Gaza ON/OFF - Istanbul, Turkey, 2017

Collective Exhibition

Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism - Kihnu

Hanover, Germany, 2016

Collective Exhibition

Cité de l’Architecture et du Design - “Habiter le campement”, exposition de plusieurs images issues d’un reportage dans un foyer AFTAM

Paris, France, 2016

Phone, email
& current location

+336 69 50 27 59



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