USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Julien Pebrel is a french photographer. He splits his time between Paris and Tbilisi, Georgia. After a PhD in computational mechanics from École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, Julien Pebrel turned to photography, studying photojournalism at the EMI-CFD in Paris. He joined Agence M.Y.O.P. in 2011, becoming co-director in January 2016. He places travel at the heart of his photography and uses photography as a means to travel. In recent years, he has worked on Afghan migrants in Calais, factories recovered by their workers in Argentina, the Danube Delta in Romania, Togo, Gagauzia, and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Pebrel continues to work of this last subject, extending it to the whole of the South Caucasus and its unrecognized States: Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabagh. Julien Pebrel collaborates regularly with the French and international press: M le magazine du Monde, L’Obs, Le Monde, Le Temps, Internazionale, Géo, D la Repubblica, Télérama, Revue XXI, Libération, Mare, Sunday Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek Japan, Days Japan,, Huck, etc. His work has received numerous awards: PDN Photo Annual winner, Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund award for student, the Grand Prix Paris-Match for student photojournalist and the Young Reporter’s Award at the Scoop and Journalism International Festival of Angers.

Julien Pebrel