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Guillaume Bonn is third generation of a French family all born in Madagascar. He studied Economics and International Politics at Universite de Montreal and Universite du Quebec a Montreal and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York. For the last 20 years, he has reported on conflict, social and environment issues. He and writer Marc Lacey were the first journalists to cover the Darfur crisis from inside Sudan for The New York Times and uncovered the sexual abuses committed against children in Congo by United Nations peacekeepers. Bonn is the recipient of a PDN award, the POPCAP12 for African Contemporary Photography, a grant from the Pulitzer centre for crisis reporting in 2014 and was nominated to the Pictet Prize in 2012 , 2014 and 2015. He is the author of three photographic books, including his first monograph; Le Mal d’Afrique: A Journey into Old and New Africa.
He has directed a number of documentaries, including Peter Beard: Scrapbooks from Africa and Beyond on the American artist, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and shown on TV channels worldwide. Bonn also worked as a cameraman on Dying to Tell the Story, a ninety-minute CNN documentary nominated for an Emmy Award.
Bonn is a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine and his work has been exhibited at The Nairobi National Museum and has been part of many group exhibitions including: 1 % Privilege in a Time of Inequality which will be exhibited on 5 continents including the Chavonnes Battery Museum in Cape Town, South Africa
His latest book “Mosquito Coast – Travels from Maputo to Mogadishu” with an essay by Jon Lee Anderson was published by Hatje Cantz and released in December 2015