Olivier Jobard
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The group avoids walking on the roads not to be seen by soldiers and police.  Border between Serbia and Hungary. July 15, 2015.
Ceasar, Ahmad and Jihan's youngest child, kept silence during the whole clandestine walk. Near Gevgelia, Macedonia. July 6, 2015.
Syria was the most common country of origin. These Syrian parents, travelling with their 4 month-old baby, where rescued at sea by the Greek coast-guards.  Kos port, Greece. May 26, 2015.
Rohani dealt his smuggling all the way to Greece for 7500 $. Jalalabad, Afghanistan. April 7, 2013.
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Olivier Jobard has been a member of Agence M.Y.O.P. since 2012.

Previously he was a member of the SIPA Press agency for 20 years.

He has reported from many theaters of war: Croatia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Colombia, Iraq etc.

In 2000 he visited the Sangatte refugee camp. Here, he met Afghans, Chechens, Iraqis, Bosnians, Kosovars and Somalis, all of whom had been cast into exile because of wars at home. These were the same countries to which Jobard had voluntarily travelled to cover news stories. He had passed by these people without seeing them, concentrating only on the event.

Taking account of this, his photographic approach evolved towards a long-term projects. He met Kingsley in Cameroon in 2004 and documented his clandestine journey from Africa to France. An eponymous book was published by Marval Publishing in 2006.

Then for two years Olivier Jobard focused his work on "Fortress Europe": from Ukraine to Poland, from Turkey to Greece, from Syria to the island of Lampedusa, he has documented the many clandestine migration routes leading to Europe’s borders. From this project a traveling exhibition "Exile, Exit?" was conceived.

In 2015, he published Kotchok (Robert Laffont) in collaboration with the journalist Claire Billet. For this project, the pair integrated a group of illegal migrants from Afghanistan and shared their journey to France. This is a unique book, and documentary film, tracing the entire route of the migrants and their sparse everyday life.

Having documented immigration experiences for over ten years, today it is the integration of immigrants into their host countries that is the focus of his photographic work.

Olivier Jobard is the laureate of numerous awards, including the Visa d'Or News in 2004 and the Visa d'Or Magazine in 2011, the World Press Photo in 2005, the Emmy Award for best documentary for Kingsley's Crossing in 2007, and the ESJ Lille Prize in 2013.

His work has been exhibited in France (Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, BNF François Mitterand, Festival des Etonnants Voyageurs in Saint-Malo, Metz Arsenal) and abroad (Open Society Foundation in New York, Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona, Nederlands Fotomuseum of Rotterdam).

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Series

Oromos. Yemen, 2019 © Olivier Jobard / MYOP

The Forced March of the Oromos — Olivier Jobard

2019
Ghorban

Ghorban, dob non-existent — Olivier Jobard

2010 - 2017
On the road to Ethiopia, displaced people hope to go back inside the boded down truck. South Sudan, May 6th 2017.

South Sudan : War, Famine, Rebels — Olivier Jobard

2017
More than 600.000 migrants entered Greece in 2015 from Turkey. Most of them crossed the sea on overcrowded zodiacs and dinghies. Kos Island, June 7, 1015.

Balkans Transit — Olivier Jobard

2015 - 2017
 Fawad. "I dream of building a beautiful house in Europe. Everything is beautiful, neat, and safe there." Torkham border checkpoint, Afghanistan. April 19, 2013.

Kabul - Paris — Olivier Jobard

2013
Zarzis

Return to Zarzis — Olivier Jobard

2011 - 2012
Vidtoria

La vie à durée déterminée — Olivier Jobard

2012
Kingsley

Kingsley — Olivier Jobard

2004
Akbar

Sangatte: the english dream — Olivier Jobard

2001 - 2012
Exil-Exit

Exil-Exit — Olivier Jobard

2001 - 2009
Kos

Kos in Arles — Olivier Jobard

2015
YOU WILL BE SWEDISH, MY DAUGHTER

You will be swedish, my daughter. — Olivier Jobard

2016

Publications​ / Exhibitions

Bangladesh

Figaro Magazine. Bangladesh, les executeurs de la police.

2020
Figaro Magazine, 2019

Figaro Magazine. Oromos, la Marche Forcée

2019
Ghorban

6 Mois. Le petit poucet afghan

2018
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24H01. Tu seras suédoise, ma fille.

2017
Match

Paris Match. Parquet de Bobigny

2017

L'Obs. Le pays maudit

2017

Libération. Au fil de l'exode

2016

Kotchok, sur la route avec les migrants.

2016

Figaro Magazine. Ahmad Massoud, au nom du père

2016
VSD

VSD. Les érythréens à Calais

2015

Libération. Face à l'exode

2015
Parisien

Parisien Magazine. Ile de Kos

2015
Paris Match

Paris Match. Faiz à Calais

2015

Figaro Magazine. La longue odyssée des Chrétiens d'Irak

2014

M le magazine du Monde. "J'ai frappé six fois aux portes de l'Europe"

2014

VSD. Travailleurs sans domicile fixe

2014

Le Pelerin. Ma vie à durée déterminée

2014

Geo

2014

Sunday Times Magazine. The long flight from Kabul

2014

Polka Magazine

2013