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Biography

Matthieu Chazal is a French freelance photographer. Graduated in philosophy, geography and journalism, he has been a journalist in France for several years before making reportages in West Africa. In 2007, he settled in Istanbul to document the life of the Gypsies in the Sulukule district. He travelled around Turkey to meet different nomadic groups of Gypsies, from Anatolia to Mezopotamia. Since 2010, Matthieu widely travels in European confines, from Istanbul to Far Eastern Turkey, Iran, Caucasus and around the Gibraltar strait. Simultaneously, Matthieu documents the life of an anonymous rural area in center of France.

The photos of Matthieu have been exhibited in several galleries in France and Turkey (Maison de l'Afrique, Musée de l'Immigration, Centre Elele - Paris ; Hafriyat Gallery, Bilgi University - Istanbul...), and have been published in different magazines and newspapers ("Politis" - France ; "El Mundo" - Spain ; "City" - England ; "Aktuel", "Mimarizm", "Radikal" - Turkey ; "People and Planet" - Australia...).

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