Franck Vogel, Photojournalist | Speaker | Film Director - Specializing in Water & Environmental issuesFranck Vogel works as a photojournalist specializing in Water, Environmental, Climate & Social issues for the international press (GEO, Paris Match, Stern, Bloomberg...). He is also a speaker and a documentary film director (France Television). "Everyday Climate Change" Instagram feed contributor.
He is currently focusing on global Water Conflicts with the Transboundary Rivers' Project and has completed stories on the Nile, the Brahmaputra, the Colorado and the Jordan. Articles are subsequently published by GEO, featured by the BBC and in exhibitions (Singapore, Paris, Geneva...) as well as in lectures Vogel gave at Columbia University or at COP22 with Erik Orsenna.
A two-volume book "Fleuves Frontières" by French publishing house La Martinière will be released in 2016 and 2019.
Since 2007, Franck Vogel has focused on the unique relationship between Man & Nature in an effort to illustrate that it's possible to live in harmony. As an example, his epic work about the Bishnoi community in India tells the story of some of the world's first environmentalists. This work has been published all over the globe, including in GEO magazine's special 30th anniversary issue in 2009, as well as photos showcased in Parisian Metro stations in 2011 and 2012 (12 million visitors). In order to a wider audience, Franck wrote and co-directed a documentary film entitled "The Bishnois, India's Eco-Warriors", which was broadcast June 11th, 2011 on France 5 TV. The film was awarded the Phoenix d'Or 2011 and the 2013 Terre Sauvage Award.
His recent work to denounce the Albino killings in Tanzania has been featured in magazines and exhibited around the world (Rencontres d'Arles, Visa pour l'Image, Pingyao Festival…), and The New York Times wrote about his "striking black-and-white portraits". Two books have been published.
In October 2013 Franck received highest honors from Bishnoi community.
He is ambassador for Green Cross, M. Gorbatchev’s NGO for environment.