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.
Kolga Award - First Prize Single Shot
Tbilisi, Georgia - 2018
Coup de coeur - Bourse du Talent Reportage - The Lost Island
Paris, France 2019
Finaliste Prix Mentor - Session SCAM
The Lost Island
Paris, France - 2019
Tokyo International Photo Award - First Prize Single Shot
Tokyo, Japan - 2018
The Lost Island - Le 61
Paris, France, 2019
Kihnu - Escale La Grange aux Belles
Paris, France, 2018
Festival Barrobjectif - The Lost Island
Barro, France 2019
Istanbul Documentary Photo Days - Gaza ON/OFF - Istanbul, Turkey, 2017
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism - Kihnu
Hanover, Germany, 2016
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
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