Martin Bertrand is a photographer journalist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands who started out at Agence France Presse and is now represented by Studio Hans Lucas.
Through his numerous personal projects, he is particularly interested in youth and geo-environmental issues. The 21st century and the upheavals that accompany it particularly fascinate him.
During 2017 and 2018, he carried out several projects in South-East Asia where he worked for seven months. With the mythical Mekong River and its resources as a common thread, he has put into perspective the geo-environmental issues related to development in the Indochinese peninsula (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand).
He has also focused on Vietnamese and Laotian youth through the prism of street sports and urban culture.
In 2019, he travelled to Hong Kong to cover, among other things, the uprising of the pro-democracy movement which earned him a nomination for the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents in the Young Reporter category.??Martin is also a political photographer covering French politics from the Brittany region, European affairs from Brussels and Dutch politics.
In addition to his projects, Martin also works on commissions from the press, NGOs and private companies.
His work is regularly published in the French and international press (Le Monde, Libération, The Washington Post, Le Figaro, Vice, Reporterre, Mr Mondialisation, Fisheye Magazine).
They have been awarded several times, including the François Chalais Young Reporter of the Year Award 2015 in the photo category. He was a finalist for the Grand Prix Paris Match du Photoreporter étudiant and won the Young Talents Photo Prize by fotofever as well as the Talent du Département des Côtes D'Armor in the Culture and Arts category.
These projects also lead to exhibitions and conferences.
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