is a photographer (1984, CH) living in Geneva and interested in social documentary and narrative photography.

His last projects were held in Greece. 

"ATOMA. Une jeunesse grecque" (2020, Georg Editions) is a long-term book project on youth in Greece with writer Isabelle Guisan. They engage in a parallel immersion in contemporary Greece, from Athenian nights to long summer days, witnessing a generation in search of meaning. Isabelle Guisan observes today's Greek youth echoing hers and takes us from meeting to meeting, evoking with a delicate gaze the experiences of anchored or transient "atoms", seasonal workers, expatriates, refugees. Pierre-Emmanuel Fehr uses film and neon light to bring us into a dream of a melancholic Athenian youth, merging into the urban night. 

"Leros, île au cœur de la crise migratoire" (2016, Georg Editions), is a book project with journalist Laure Gabus. The images tell about the refugee camp life, the island and the ruins of the old mental hospital, where past and present of Leros are overlapping. A few kilometers from the Turkish coast, Leros bears the scars of history, known for being a strategic position in the Second World War, for being the destination of deportation of political dissidents during the Regime of the Colonels and for hosting one of the most inhuman mental hospital in the world, which has been closed in 1995. Today, in the area of the old mental hospital, Greek authorities built a hotspot to centralize, control and detain migrants and refugees fleeing war. This place is converting in a detention camp, isolated in the middle of the sea.


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Exhibitions 

20.10-08.11.2020 Trieste Photo Days, Museo del Territorio, Cormons

12-19.09.2020 Photometria International Photography Festival, Ioannina

21.02-21.03.2020: Kammgarn West, Schaffhausen (VFG Selection)

15.02.2020: Nuit de la photo, La-Chaux-De-Fonds (VFG Selection)

09.01-14.01.2020: Photo Schweiz, Zurich (VFG Selection)

24.10-09.11.2019: Oslo 8, Basel (VFG Selection)

10–18.10.2019: Galerie l’Elac, Lausanne (VFG Selection)

28.09.2019: No'Photo, Geneva biennale of photography

05.09-06.10.2019: Photobastei, Zurich (VFG Selection)

31.08.2017-03.09.2017: Verzasca FOTO Festival, Sonogno

08.12.2016: Musée de l'Elysée (projection), Lausanne

06-30.10.2016: La Réplique, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Geneva

06-30.10.2016: 7th European Month of Photography, Berlin

06-30.10.2016: Berlin Foto Biennale, Palazzo Italia, Berlin

09-24.09.2016: Salon Gallery, Zurich

20.07-07.08.2016: Na Kashirke Gallery (projection), Moscow

12-17.05.2016: Kolga Photo Festival, Tbilisi

19-26.02.2016: Officine Fotografiche, Roma

08-11.10.2015: The Old Truman Brewery, AOP Photography, London

06-30.10.2015: la Galerie, Geneva

16-20-09.2015: Le Cercle des Bains (Nuit des Bains), Geneva

17-20.09.2015: Next Door Gallery, Geneva

05.05-06.07.2015: Théâtre des Amis, Geneva

Books / Catalogue

ATOMA. Une jeunesse grecque, Editions Georg, Geneva, 2020

23 Vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis catalogue, 2019

No'Photo, Geneva biennale of Photography, Exhibition catalogue, 2019

Leros, île au coeur de la crise migratoire, Editions Georg, Geneva, 2016

Berlin Foto Biennale, Exhibition catalogue, Kehrer Verlag, Berlin, 2016

Kolga Photo Festival, Exhibition catalogue, Tbilissi, 2016

Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Annual book No. 10, Paris, 2016

Awards

2020: Urban Photo Awards (festival selection)

2020: Athens Photo Festival (shortlisted)

2020: Photometria Award 2020 (festival selection)

2019: 23 Vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis, Selection

2016: Prix Nicolas Bouvier, section reportage photographique (1st prize)

2016: Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), section professional press (1st prize) & PX3 People's Choice Award, section professional press/general News (1st prize)

2016: Moscow International Foto Awards, section editorial (2nd prize)

2016: Kolga Photo Award, section reportage (festival selection)

2016: Athens Photo Festival (shortlisted)

2015: AOP Photography Award, Open Award, section series (runner up)

2015: Tokyo International Photography Competition (shortlisted)

2015: Life Framer, Open Award (runner up)

2015: Monochrome Awards, section people (honorable mention)

2015: ND Awards, section advertising fashion (honorable mention)

2014: Monochrome Awards, section photojournalism (honorable mention)

2014: 7th Pollux Award (runner up)