Mathias Depardon was raised between France, Belgium and the USA. After studying communication and journalism in Brussels, Mathias briefly joined the Belgian national newspaper Le Soir before devoting himself to reportage and feature work. His immersive process and slower approach to journalism allow for comprehensive bodies of work that reveal and frame important social, economic and political issues. He is the Laureate of the Bourse du Talent in 2011 for his reportage Beyond The Borders. Mathias has work published and is commissioned regularly by leading international periodicals including National Geographic, Le Monde Magazine, Monocle, Elle,The Sunday Times Magazine and Foreign Policy. Exhibitions have included the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and more recently the Musée des Archives nationales in Paris. He was living until recently in Turkey were he produced several stories and projects in the region.