|Agnès Dherbeys is a French photographer.|
Her work is dedicated either to long terms projects (Nepal, East Timor) and to international news coverage: the tsunami devastation in 2004; and civil unrest in Bangkok in 2010. Agnès Dherbeys has mainly worked in Asia where she was based for 12 years and Europe where she now lives.
In 2012, she contributed to the Siam Roads Project: a musical and visual story of French jazz band Limousine diving into the universe of Thai traditional music Molaam. The project was inaugurated at the Gaité Lyrique in Paris before touring all over France and was invited to Bangkok in 2013. Siam Roads was partly financed thanks to the support of l’Institut Français, Agnès B, and Factory Festival.
Agnès Dherbeys spent 2013 working on her project "Omone" in her birth country, giving a voice and a face to the Korean Mothers who have abandoned (or lost) their children to International adoption back in the 70s and the 80s. “Mother” has been widely published in Western media. This work is symbolic of Dherbeys’s achievements: intimately documenting our world, using her personal esthetics and vision.
In 2015 and 2016, she directed her first documentary, Tropical Suite, produced by Stanley White: the inspired and rock and roll story behind the recording of the 4th album of Poni Hoax band in 3 different continents.
Agnès Dherbeys works for the international press, including The New York Times, Le Monde, Harpers, Marie Claire, VSD and GQ…
Her work has been exhibited in France (Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, Festival Photoreporter in St Brieuc, Festival des Ecrits de Femme) and abroad (Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, Lianzhou Photo Festival in China, Foto Freo in Australia, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre)...
In 2005, she won the Fondation Lagardère grant "young photographer". She was awarded the second prize Spot News Stories at the World Press Photo in 2007, and was part of the Joop Swart MasterClass at the World Press Photo in 2008. She was finalist for the Visa d'Or Magazine and Care award in 2008 and finalist for the Visa d'Or News in 2010. She received in 2011 the OPC Robert Capa Gold Medal for “best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise” for her reportage on the Red Shirts Crisis in Thailand. In 2013, she was the winner of the St Brieuc Photoreporter Festival grant for her project “Mother” in South Korea.