Benjamin Decoin


Benjamin Decoin was born into a family of artists, one foot in Paris and the other in salt water. Passionate very early by the image, he begins by writing in the specialized cinema press. At the same time he travels, often at sea, bringing back texts and photos. He then moves from the animated image to the still image and his interest for the human brings him to photograph personalities, artists or actors. He is now based in Paris. He works in his studio or abroad, and, at the same time, continues to sail on all the seas and boats he encounters. From these navigations, besides numerous reports in the press, several books were born. In particular, we will remember a book in 2015 on the Belem three-master for his 120 years and, very recently, a book on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

The transatlantic epic - Queen Mary II - 2018 Exhibition of 40 photos at the City Hall of Le Havre Le Charles de Gaulle - 2017 Beautiful book at the Editions du Chêne / EPA Haiti - NoMad Festival - 2017 Exhibition of photos of Haiti and presentation of the book project North Korea - Diving in the heart of a totalitarian state - 10/2016 Travel account in collaboration with Antoine Bondaz, Editions du Chêne. The Charles de Gaulle - 06/2016 Exhibition on the walls of the Hotel de Ville in Paris, then traveling exhibition. The Rencontres d'Arles - 2015 Collective exhibition Marque Page (HAVAS) Le Belem - 12/2015 Exhibition at the Paris Boat Show. Le Belem - 10/2015 Photo book in collaboration with Daniel Gilles, Editions du Chêne. The Charles de Gaulle - 12/2014 Exhibition Pavillon Gabriel with the ADOSM. The Charles de Gaulle - 09/2014 Exhibition on board the aircraft carrier of portraits of sailors. Cannes Film Festival - 2013 Exhibition of portraits of actors as part of The Eye of the Photographer. SCOOP Festival Angers - 2011 Exhibition of portraits of celebrities.