Born in 1991, Mathias Benguigui, Franco-Swiss artist lives and works in Paris. In 2009, he started his career as a photographer by collaborating with cultural institutions such as Nuits de Fourvière, Festival Lumière, Musée des Confluence or Orchestre de Paris. In 2016, he took a turning point in his practice by obtaining a "Photojournalism and Documentary" diploma at EMI-CFD (Paris), and won the Grand Prix Paris Match - Nature and Environment with his first series Tao. Exploring the visual narrative of reality, he developed his photographic culture within the newspaper Libération as a photo editor. Today, he concentrates on the production of long term personal documentary projects. His last one, Les Chants de l'Asphodèle (Asphodel Songs), produced with Agathe Kalfas, was finalist for the Prix Mentor 2019, the Prix Maison Blanche 2019, the Prix des Amis du Musée Albert Kahn 2020 and will be published by Editions Le Bec en l'Air in September 2021.
2021 Solo exhibition at Les Rencontres d'Arles in Fondation Manuel Rivera-ortiz with "Asphodel Songs". July
Solo exhibition at European Weeks of Passau with "Asphodel Songs". June
Shorlisted Belfast Festival with "Asphodel Songs"
2020 Finalist Prix Musée Albert Kahn with "Asphodel Songs"
2019 Finalist Prix Mentor with "Asphodel Songs"
Prix Maison Blanche, Finalist with "Asphodel Songs" - Exhibition in Marseille
Solo exhibition at Photo Marseille with "Asphodel Songs"
World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, nominee by Agence Vu' with "Asphodel Songs"
Nuit d'Essaouira, selected with "Asphodel Songs"
2017 Selected by NOOR Agency for the Noor/Nikon workshop, Paris.
2016 Grand Prix Paris Match student in category environment, Winner with "Tao"
Graduate in Documentary Photography at EMI-CFD