Mathieu Asselin

Mathieu Asselin (FR/VEN, 1973) began his career working on film productions in Venezuela but shaped his photography practice in the US. He obtained his Master’s degree from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP, Arles) in 2017. His work mainly consists of long-term investigative documentary projects, such as his latest book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, which received international acclaim, winning the Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award in 2016, the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017, and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2018. Les Rencontre d’Arles in France, Photographer’s Gallery in London, FOMU Antwerp in Belgium, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg are amongst recent venues where his work has been exhibited. Since 2018 he is a member of the editorial committee at Disclose, the first NGO dedicated to investigative journalism in France. He is a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK in Ghent, Belgium, and co-founder of DoubleDummy, a platform in Arles for producing and showcasing critical reflections on documentary photography.