Viviane, (b. 1978) completed her Master in 2003 at the National School of Photography in Arles, France. At the beginning of 2005, following the tsunami, she quit her job at the archives of Magnum Photos and bought a plane ticket to India. This first reportage changed her life. Her mind was made up from then on to become a documentary photographer. Viviane has covered stories in France, in Asia (India, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Thailand, Bhutan) but also in Australia, New Zealand and United States of America. Since 2012, she is based in Paris, France.


  • Editorial : M magazine, Vanity Fair, Le Figaro magazine, Marie Claire, ELLE, VSD, Courier International, New York Times, GEO, The Guardian among others.
  • Non Governmental organisations : United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
  • Companies & Institutions : Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Astrakhan Consulting, Sculpture by the Sea Australia, American School of Paris (ASP), G+Europe, National Research and Safety Institute (INRS), Arcora, Christie's France.


  • Recipient of a grant from the French Ministry of Culture, 2016 
  • Laureate of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, supported by ELLE magazine, 2014
  • Finalist, Voies Off Prize, Arles, 2013
  • Laureate, Bleustein Blanchet Foundation, Paris, 2008
  • Shortlisted, Lagardère Foundation, Paris, 2007
  • Laureate, Bourse Talent #31, Paris, 2007 


  • Angkor Photo Festival, screening, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2016
  • Galerie Fait & Cause, Paris, 2016
  • Visa pour l'Image, International Festival of Photojournalism, France, 2015
  • Galerie Fait & Cause, Paris, Cop 21, 2015
  • Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, France, 2015
  • Visa pour l'Image, screening, Perpignan, France, 2014
  • Angkor Photo Festival, screening, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2014
  • Night of the Year - Les Rencontres d'Arles, France 2014
  • Fête de la PHOTO, India, 2014
  • Night of the Year - Les Rencontres d'Arles, France 2013
  • Voies Off, Arles, France 2013
  • Museum of Millau, France, 2012
  • Ballarat International Foto Bienale, screening, Australia, 2011
  • World Refugee Day, UNHCR, Katmandu, Nepal, 2010
  • FOTOFREO International Photography Festival, Australia, 2010
  • NOORDERLICHT Photofestival, Groningen NL, 2009
  • Museum of Millau, France, 2009
  • Women and the Global Economy, International Museum Of Women -IMOW- San Francisco, USA, 2009
  • PHOTO NOLA, New Orleans, USA, 2008
  • Photo Festival of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2008 
  • Night of the Year - Les Rencontres d'Arles, France 2008
  • Villa Braida, Mogliano Veneto, Treviso, Italy, 2008
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF), Paris, France, 2007 


  • Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, France 
  • National Library of France [BnF] Paris 
  • Museum of Millau, France 
  • Private collections 


  • Terra Nullius, CrowdBooks Publishing, [First monography] 2012 
  • Voix de Femme, Edition Turquoise, [coll.] 2012 
  • Qu'avez vous fait de la photographie, Edition Actes Sud, [coll.] 2012 
  • Humans conditions, Noorderlicht, [coll] 2009