Michael Zumstein


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Michaël Zumstein, French-Swiss photographer born in 1970, graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Photographie de Vevey (Switzerland).
Whether working on commission for the French or foreign press or on his personal projects, Zumstein’s work follows a heritage of photojournalism of objective observation that allows himself to honestly render situations and look beyond stereotypes.
While Following the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ivory Coast, and Sudan, he focused on the « ambiguous relations between Africa and the West ».
Along with his work on the African continent, Michaël Zumstein covers French political and social news.
For more than a year, he has been photographing a series of stories on the Cité des Courtilières in Pantin. Witnessing the tensions between the youth and the police, he has covered the events at Villiers-le-bel or Clichy-sous-Bois.
Elsewhere, Michaël Zumstein animates photographic studios in Africa for the World Press Photo.